It’s been a long time coming but after more than a decade, Peter and Bobby Farrelly are moving ahead with a sequel to the original 1994 hit comedy Dumb and Dumber. Deadline reports that the duo just wrapped their latest flick, The Three Stooges, and plan on bringing back Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to hopefully direct the sequel next.
Deadline also mentions that writers Sean Anders and John Morris have been hired to pen the script so things are really moving forward this time. Thing is they have to get Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, without them there is no movie. With the exception of Ace Ventura, Jim Carrey has never been one for sequels but considering the downward spiral he’s been in, I’d wager that he might be down for this sequel. With Jeff Daniels there should be no problems but in the end it will obviously come down the script, if they like it, they’ll do it. Another problem could be the age of the leading stars; in 1994 Jeff Daniels was 39 while Jim Carrey was 32. Now they are 56 and 49 respectively.
Ultimately there’s a very strong driving force behind this sequel, you see the original film made $247.2 million on a $17 million budget. Yes, I know they already made a sequel/prequel in 2003 titled Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd with a different cast. That movie is best forgotten.
So who’s looking forward to more Dumb and Dumber? Will the age of the characters be a problem or can you look past that?