Comedy troupe Broken Lizard will get the opportunity to make a sequel to their 2001 cult comedy hit Super Troopers after the group exceeded its $2 million fundraising goal on Indiegogo in just one day.
As of 7 a.m. PT Thursday, the film had raised $2,498,579 from more than 23,000 individual backers on its Indiegogo campaign page.
While the original Super Troopers was never a big money-maker (acquired at Sundance for $1 million, $23 million in worldwide box office), the film has gained a cult following on DVD in the years since its release.
“While the studio has given us permission to make the sequel and agreed to distribute it (at least in the USA and Canada), we need to fund the movie ourselves,” Broken Lizard explained on the film’s fundraising page. The group said $2 million would get fans a “barebones” version of the sequel, while “the more we raise, the more amazing stuff we can put in the movie.”
Some of the more expensive donation packages were already sold out less than 22 hours after the campaign began, including the opportunity to have a speaking role in the film and a chance to serve as co-director alongside original Super Troopers director Jay Chandrasekhar. The campaign’s $35,000 donation tier, which includes a patrol car the group plans to use in the film, is also sold out.
Interested contributors can still pony up $25,o00 to have the guys from Broken Lizard be groomsmen at a wedding, while $20,000 gets the giver a private stand-up comedy show from the group. Tickets to the premiere of the film in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and other cities are still available.