The Farrelly brothers hit the Hollywood scene back in 1994 with a little comedy called Dumb & Dumber. Many people reportedly turned it down not knowing that it would become a massive hit, but Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels did not and now, 19 years later, it looks like the four of them could be returning to the idea.
In an interview about the upcoming Movie 43 with Coming Soon, Peter Farrelly spoke about the sequel named Dumb & Dumber To, “If we were going to do a sequel it was always going to be Dumb and Dumber,” he told them. “There were no other movies we’ve made that are real sequel type movies – maybe The Three Stooges. We always said that it would be fun to do another one just because it was such a fun experience and we kind of left them off where they started in that movie so it is the kind of thing you could do a couple of them. But over the years, Jim didn’t want to do another one, until recently, about a year ago or so, he called us up and he was in a hotel watching TV and Dumb & Dumber came on and he sat there howling and said, ‘We gotta do another one!’ and I said, ‘That’s awesome, let’s do it.'”
Farrelly is keeping the script details close to his chest, but he is very happy with it, “We have the script and I will say this: I love the script but if I told you about the script, you’d be completely impressed, but if I told you about the first one, ‘Well, what’s it about?’ ‘It’s about these two guys that find this briefcase and they follow this girl to Aspen.’ You’d say, ‘Well, where’s the movie?’ It’s not about the plot, it’s about the characters. It’s a really hard movie to explain to people and make them see it, but I guarantee you that it’s sort of exactly like the first one. We pick up from that 20 years later, we explain what they’ve done for the last 17 or 18 years, we take off from that and it’s just a lot of laughs. It’s at Warner Bros. and right now it’s being financed outside the studio, but it will be released by Warner Bros. knock on wood, and that’s all being worked out right now.”
“If you liked Dumb & Dumber, you’ll like this because it’s the same and more. It’s really fun,” he added.
The Farrelly brothers said that the movie was going to start shooting last September but didn’t go ahead, so don’t get your hopes up just yet.
He also went on to talk about a possible sequel for The Three Stooges which failed to light up the box office last year, “It’s going to make money, but it was disappointing for me because I thought it came out at a really crappy time,” he said. “It came out in the middle of April when kids were back in school, they were already back from vacation, so it did really well on the weekend and it did nothing during the week because kids were in school, but I loved that movie and those three guys in it are geniuses. I could not be prouder of a movie than I am of that movie. The casting was unbelievable. A minute into ‘The Three Stooges,’ you forget it’s not Moe, Larry and Curly. I have no regret and yeah, would I do another one? In a heartbeat. It was a ball to make.”
Movie 43 will be out in cinemas in the UK on January 25th.