Looks like (Llyod) Christmas is coming early in the form of Dumb and Dumber news! We reported that both Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey were both attached to the sequel a couple weeks ago; and today we get news from writer/director Peter Farrelly about some of the plot details to the upcoming sequel. Farrelly sat down with DigitalSpy and here’s what he had to say:
What’s the current status of the Dumb and Dumber sequel?
“It’s definitely something we’ve been hoping for a long time. We always wanted to get the two original guys Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back together and see what they’re up to. Now it’s almost 20 years after the original and the other guys are in a point in their careerwhere they had so much fun the first time that they’re willing to do it. We will make this movie.”
Are you still hoping to shoot next year?
“We were hoping to shoot it very soon – this fall – but that didn’t come to pass because of scheduling conflicts. Jeff has a successful TV show over here now so we have to workaround that. We are planning on shooting it this coming spring and hopefully it will be out by next fall. That’s the plan and that will be our next movie, we’ve already written the script. We’re very anxious to get back in business with those two guys.”
Are you able to give us any hints about the storyline? Have Lloyd and Harry had a lucky break yet after missing that bikini bus?
“I can tell you that there is no growth out of either one of them and it’s 20 years later. What is funny about the original is that they’re grown men who are complete losers and when the studio came to us about a sequel, we were like, ‘Loads of kids are losers and they’re dumb.’ We didn’t see any value in the sequel so we backed out of it, but now these guys are in regular life and they’re still basically children at heart.
“The story revolves around the fact that one of them may have sired a child. They want to go and find the child because he’s having a kidney problem and he wants to ask him for one of his kidneys.”
Is Dumb & Dumber the one movie you’ve done that people keep wanting to talk to you about?
“The thing about Dumb & Dumber here in the States, I don’t about over there, but here it ran an awful lot on television. They’ve seen it not tens of times but hundreds [of] times, because it ran a lot. They know all the lines, and they know the story inside and out. It’s one of those that if you’re flicking through the TV channels and you come across it, you’ll watch it for a while. It’s definitely our most popular and most familiar [film]. We’re very anxious to make another one.”
Whatever they decide to do, I will be there opening night, with my Big Gulps and my Samsonite briefcase in hand.