We meow live in a world where we, the people, are spending our hard-earned money to help get movies off the ground. We did it for Veronica Mars, Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, Rooster Teeth's Lazer Team, Blue Mountain State: The Movie, Spike Lee's newest joint, and many, many more.
Now, it's the boys of Super Troopers' turn.
The Broken Lizard guys (Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske) started up a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo on Tuesday and asked the internet for $2 million to make the sequel to 2001's Super Troopers happen. And the response has been good, to say the least.
"We’ve been waiting for years to do this, and meow the time has come. Our mustaches are thick, furry, and authoritative. The script is written and we’re getting all antsy in our pantsy to start shooting. There’s just one problem: 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," says the group on the Indiegogo page.
Meow, over 18,000 chickenf*ckers have raised the $2 million in about a day's time.
Of course, any money raised over the required $2 million means a better movie. More explosions, "full-frontal Farva," and more, as referenced by this handy chart:
You can still donate to the campaign to snag prizes. Unfortunately, the top reward for a $35,000 pledge has already been claimed. Whoever gave that generous gift will be driving around in the patrol car from the movie. Well, probably not. I think they'd get arrested. But they'll get to use it for whatever they want.
Mother of God.