The filmmakers confirm that they have a script for the sequel and promise 'a lot of laughs'
The Farrelly Brothers has given an update on Dumb And Dumber To.
Plans for a sequel to Dumb and Dumber were confirmed by Peter Farrelly, one half of the filmmaking duo, back in April 2012. The project appeared to fall apart over the summer when Jim Carrey reportedly pulled out and his co-star Jeff Daniels announced that “it’s not happening”.
However, Daniels would quickly backtrack, insisting that he, Carrey and the Farrelly Brothers are all still “keen”. “We’re all hoping that it’ll come together early next year,” Daniels said in August. Then in September, the Farrelly Brothers announced that the sequel’s official title will be Dumb And Dumber To.
Now Peter Farrelly has confirmed that the project is moving forward. He told ComingSoon.net that “we have the script” and added: “It’s a really hard movie to explain to people and make them see it, but I guarantee you that it’s sort of exactly like the first one. We pick up from that 20 years later, we explain what they’ve done for the last 17 or 18 years, we take off from that and it’s just a lot of laughs.”
Discussing the business side of the project, Farrelly continued: “It’s at Warner Bros and right now it’s being financed outside the studio, but it will be released by Warner Bros – knock on wood – and that’s all being worked out right now.”
Written and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the original Dumb And Dumber came out in 1994 and starred Carrey and Daniels as dim-witted friends navigating pitfalls 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.