A little/widely known fact about me: Dumb and Dumber is my favorite comedy film of all time. I’ve seen it countless times and can quote it inside and out. I remember distinctly seeing it for the first time and thinking it was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. To this day, it is. I cry every time, even before the parts that are funny. So, I’m very happy to see that Peter and Bobby Farrelly are FINALLY getting closer to getting Dumb and Dumber To made; and 2014 seems to be the year.
Peter Farrelly recently had an interview on the Nerdist Podcast and had this to say:
“There’s been a lot of press about how Warner Bros doesn’t want to make it, and it has nothing to do with that. In fact, it was originally released by New Line, and New Line now is owned by Warner Bros — so it never really was a Warner Bros thing. And we want …. long story short, we’re going to another studio and there have been negotiations and that’s what’s held this thing up, we’ve been negotiating with two different studios, Warner Bros and New Line, about how to get it out of there.”
He also mentioned that the script was a masterpiece and talked more about the film going to Warner Bros and New Line.
“I sent you the script. I was hoping you’d read it so I wouldn’t have to sit here and tell you how good it is. But I’m telling you its a little masterpiece. It’s so good, I think it makes the first one better.” .. “We took two years to work on this script. We didn’t want to do it unless it was as good as the first one. We just didn’t want to tarnish the first one, and you know, we didn’t do Dumb and Dumberer — that was done by — which is one reason they [WB?] didn’t want to do this because they did that and it didn’t work.”
Farrelly went on to explain a bit more about the script, including that Harlan Williams cop character would be making a return.
“We start in Rhode Island and we pick up today and explain what they’ve been doing the last 18 years. And there is something that happens and we get off to the races quickly.” … ”When you see Dumb and Dumber To, Dumb and Dumber 1 is better because you learn things in Dumb and Dumber To that you knew in Dumb and Dumber 1 but hadn’t put together. For instance, not giving away too much, Harry always gets revenge. ” … “And when you see the second one, it has a thing that you won’t see coming , and at the end of it, you’ll be like ‘oh my god, I just fell for the exact same thing.’”
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are both signed to come back to the series. As more Dumb and Dumber To news comes to DFAT, we’ll make sure to keep you posted. So Stay Tuned!