‘Super Troopers 2’ Hits Fundraising Goal Of $2 Million In One Day
Super Troopers 2 hit their fundraising goal of $2 million on Indiegogo after only 24 hours on Wednesday, March 26.
Super Troopers 2 CrowdFunding Campaign
Broken Lizard, the group behind 2001’s cult hit comedy, Super Troopers, kicked off the Indiegogo campaign on Tuesday, March 24, outlining their dream to crowdfund the sequel.
“We’ve been waiting for years to do this, and meow the time has come. Our mustaches our thick, furry and authoritative. The script is written and we’re getting all antsy in our pantsy to start shooting. There’s just one problem:
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,” Broken Lizard declared on their campaign page.
“Okay, so here’s the deal. We’re finally getting a chance to make Super Troopers 2. The script is written, and the mustaches are thick and furry,” said director and star Jay Chandrasekhar in the Indiegogo campaign video.
With a script already completed and the film’s original stars Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske all ready to reprise their roles in the sequel, the team promised fans on Indiegogo that they were ready to make a “barebones” sequel as soon as they raised $2 million.
The campaign features a series of perks available in exchange for donations. For example, for $30, supporters will receive a digital download of the film, and for $20,000, fans can get a private stand-up show. The biggest perk – the patrol car used in Super Troopers 2 – has already been claimed for $35,000.
Once they hit $2 million, the Super Troopers creative team returned to YouTube to post another campaign video setting a new goal of $3 million.
“Holy s—tballs, people..we reached our first milestone in just ONE DAY. You’re animals,” reads the video description.
Thanks all!! We hit 2 mill. U R awesome! But we’re gonna keep goin. Don’t stop now. Movie can be better https://t.co/ybuBKYBr2E
— Kevin Heffernan (@HeffernanRules) March 25, 2015
— Broken Lizard (@brokenlizard) March 25, 2015
After 2 days, the campaign has raised $2,570,029, courtesy of over 24,600 people, and with 30 days left, there’s little doubt they won’t exceed their new $3 million goal.
Super Troopers 2 will likely begin production in the summer, and filmmakers are hoping for a 2016 release date.