'Super Troopers 2' Set for 2018, Official Synopsis Revealed

'Super Troopers 2' Set for 2018, Official Synopsis Revealed

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced that the follow-up to 2001's cult comedy classic 'Super Troopers' will arrive early next year.
The long-awaited "Super Troopers 2" finally gets a release date. Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced that the follow-up to 2001's cult comedy classic "Super Troopers" is set to arrive in theaters across the nation on April 20, 2018.

With its current release date, the sequel will open against Warner Bros.' "Rampage" which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johsnon, Focus Features' "Tully" starring Charlize Theron, and Lionsgate's remake of "Overboard" starring Anna Faris and Eva Longoria.

Along with the release date announcement, the studio has released the official synopsis for "Super Troopers 2". "Everyone's favorite law enforcement team is back by popular demand with the long anticipated follow up to the cult comedy classic 'Super Troopers'," it reads.

"When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers, Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. Unconventional police work follows, and the result is... 'Super Troopers 2'."

Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske are back as writers and stars, with Chandrasekhar returning as the film's director. Lynda Carter, Marisa Coughlan and Brian Cox are also returning. Newcomers to the sequel include Rob Lowe, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tyler Labine, Hayes MacArthur and Will Sasso.

The movie arrives 17 years after the original, which was a mild box office success and has since become a cult hit. It grossed $23 million worldwide against its budget of $1.2 million. Talks of a sequel began as far back as 2006 with a completely different storyline which had the group returning for a prequel.

Broken Lizard announced in March of 2015 that they had gotten the green light from the studio to make the sequel, but they had to fund the movie themselves. The team took to IndieGoGo to crowd fund the film and the immediate response was over the top. They ended up with $4.4 million dollars, $2.4 million over their original goal.

The massive outpouring of support allowed for principal photography to begin in October of 2015, with the first set photos hitting the internet later that month. It was announced earlier this month that the post-production had wrapped after finishing with rock band Eagles of Death Metal.

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