If you like Super Troopers, you’re in luck: The sequel is coming out.
We just don’t know exactly when yet.
“The film is cut,” actor and director Jay Chandrasekhar said on CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench. “Right now I’m working with The Eagles and Death Metal, who are going to score the film. That’s happening now. They’re in studio writing music for the movie. FOX is going to pick a date very soon, and I promise I’ll come back on your show and tell people when it is. I promise.”
The original Super Troopers came out in 2001 and was immensely popular. Still, Chandrasekhar had to hustle to get funding for the sequel.
“Nothing in show business surprises me,” the 48-year-old said. “It constantly changes. The current state of the film business is that everyone is addicted to super hero movies. If you don’t have a cape and tights on, they don’t want to finance it. I think (with) Super Troopers, I’m sure they talked about putting some capes on the cops and see if they could fly around, but short of that, they said, ‘Hey, guys, we’re going to give you a great release tape, but you got to raise the money yourself.’ So it’s fine. It’s fine. It’s fine. I’m not worried about it. The movie turned out great.”
Chandrasekhar has shown the sequel to roughly 500 people in California.
“The response has, thank God, been good,” he said. “There was a lot of pressure. I’m sure people are worried, like, ‘What if it sucks and it makes the original feel like they shouldn’t have done it?’ But so far, these first 500 people have been responding big-time, so I’m psyched.”