April 03, 2012 06:30:46 GMT
Confirming that the sequel project is still in the works, director Peter Farrelly promises that the follow-up film will be very different from 2003's 'Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd'.
It's been a while since fans last heard about "Dumb and Dumber 2" project, and some people believe that the gig is already dead. Director Peter Farrelly, however, brought the good news that the sequel is still in the works and is set to kick off the production as soon as fall this year.
While attending the press junket for "The Three Stooges", Peter told Coming Soon, "We're getting set to shoot 'Dumb and Dumber 2' in September." The filmmaker also announced, "It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back."
Peter went on explaining that the sequel is going to be very different from a 2003 prequel to the iconic comedy, "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd". He said, "We did not do 'Dumb and Dumberer'. That was a studio thing."
"So we've always wanted to do a sequel and finally Jim called up," Peter added. "Jeff always wanted to do it. We always wanted to do it. Jim was busy, but he called and said, 'We've got to do this thing again.' He had just watched 'Dumb and Dumber' and he said, 'This is the perfect sequel. Let's do it'."
Being released in 1994, the first "Dumb and Dumber" follows the cross-country trek of Jim's Lloyd Christmas and Jeff's Harry Dunne, two good-natured but incredibly moronic friends. The comedy movie successfully grossed $127,1 million domestically and $247,2 million worldwide. As for the sequel, Peter will return as the director with his brother Bob. Sean Anders and John Morris, meanwhile, will pen the script.