A crowdfunding campaign for Super Troopers 2 ended with $4,448,290, or about $52,000 short of a stretch goal that would have promised live bears in the sequel to the cult comedy hit.
The total take, however, was more than double the $2 million the flick's producers wanted, speaking to Super Troopers' strong appeal even 13 years after the release of the rollicking original. The Indiegogo campaign for the sequel easily beat its minimum goal within a day, guaranteeing that shooting will begin later this year.
Eminently quotable, Super Troopers was a shoestring budget comedy flick by the Broken Lizard troupe about a Vermont state police unit near the Canadian border. Lynda Carter (TV's Wonder Woman) cameoed as Vermont's governor and was the film's biggest-name star at the time of its 2002 theatrical release.
The low-budget indie flick went on to rake in "somewhere between $65-$80 million," much of it in the DVD and video market, director Jay Chandrasekhar wrote later.
When Chandrasekhar and his cohort rolled in with plans for a sequel, fans raised $1.6 million within the first 20 hours of the fund drive. The project has full permission from Fox Searchlight, which will distribute the film in North America once made.