Super Troopers didn't make much of a dent in the box office when it was released in 2002, but the film has enjoyed an amazing secondary life on the home video market; you still can't go to a party without someone quoting at least one line from the film.
That form of success makes a sequel hard to pull off, but it looks like we'll finally get a Super Troopers 2, due to the enthusiasm from fans willing to crowdfund the sequel. The film's recently launched Indiegogo campaign is asking for $2 million to get the movie into production.
"While the studio has given us permission to make the sequel, and agreed to distribute it (at least in the USA and Canada), we need to fund the movie ourselves," the campaign's page states.
The sequel's budget is already up to $1.6 million as of this writing, 20 hours after the campaign began. The initial $2 million goal will only get the minimum version of the film made, however.
"$2 million could be enough to help make the most basic version of Super Troopers 2, which would just be us putting on our uniforms and counting Farva's mustache hairs for 82 minutes… but that's not the movie we've been waiting to make," the campaign's page explains.
"If we can raise a lot more, we can make a movie you'll love even more. More stunts, more famous actors who can actually act, more explosions and chase scenes, and more goddamn shenanigans that'll make the movie great. For 92 minutes!"
This is likely our best chances of ever getting a Super Troopers 2, so this is your opportunity to make it happen if you're interested in that sort of thing.
"I think that our movie really lends itself to this. I mean, Super Troopers was a grassroots movie," Kevin Heffernan, who played Farva in the original film, told IGN. "The movie was never a wild box office success. It was just passed around to people or watched on DVD. We had a hell of a time making the movie just because of the style of humor of it."