Comedy sequel is back on again after Farrelly Brothers secure new funding

Empire Of The Sun are to score the long-awaited sequel to Dumb And Dumber.

The Farrelly Brothers broke the news on Twitter last night (June 24).

The sequel, officially titled Dumb And Dumber To, is back on again after the Farrelly Brothers secured new funding from Universal Pictures last week (June 18). Original backers Warner Bros had previously passed on the project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s sources, shooting could now take place this summer for a 2014 release: the 20th anniversary of the original film. Both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are on board to reprise their roles.

Written and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the original Dumb And Dumber came out in 1994 and starred Carrey and Daniels as dimwitted friends on a road trip. A prequel called Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd followed in 2003, but it did not feature the original stars or any involvement from the Farrelly Brothers.

Meanwhile, Empire Of The Sun released their second album ‘Ice On The Dune’ yesterday (June 24). They’re due in the UK later this summer for a headline set at Wilderness Festival, which takes place in Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire from August 9-11.