Video: Broken Lizard Is Back In 'Super Troopers 2' Red Band Trailer
Super Troopers, the 2001 cult classic, was the very definition of a word-of-mouth hit. The movie, a creation of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, premiered at Sundance and made a small splash in theaters. It wasn't until it landed on DVD, however, that it really took off as a dormitory favorite (remember that one roommate who had a Super Trooper quote for every occasion?).
Now, the gang is getting back together for a sequel, 16 years after the original. As detailed at Esquire, the road leading up to the movie was an eventful one. While Fox Searchlight (who owns the rights to the movie) was interested in distributing a new Super Troopers, they tasked the creators with raising $2 million to get the project off the ground. Broken Lizard took to Indiegogo for help; they not only reached the mark, but crushed it by meeting their $2 million goal within 24 hours of posting up their request. They'd eventually go on to surpass $4 million.
So, that's how we arrived at this red band trailer (above) for Super Troopers 2, which is slated for a April 20 release (of course) in 2018. The trailer shows us that the Broken Lizard gang hasn't grown up all that much. They're still performing the same kinds of juvenile pranks in the locker room. Also, they pull over Jim Gaffigan on the highway while wearing "meow-nty" outfits.