'Dumb & Dumber 2' Still Has a Chance; May Shoot Next Summer
It's highly unlikely that a sequel to the 1994 comedy Dumb & Dumber, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, will go forward without its two stars, and that's the way things looked when it was reported that Carrey left the project over growing frustration with Warner Bros' perceived lack of enthusiasm for the movie.
“I understood why [Carrey backed out], because this has been a year and a half of a whole bunch of are we, aren’t we, what’s going on, yeah the script’s funny, no it’s not, now we have to have notes. So I think Jim just got frustrated and I completely got it. I was frustrated too,” Daniels said in a Craveonline interview.
With Carrey's exit, the sequel appears doomed, but there may still be hope for Dumb & Dumber 2 yet.
Daniels says all parties still want to make the movie, but the script may be what's holding it back: it simply wasn't good enough to satisfy everyone.
“The studio and others wanted some more work done [on the script]. The Farrellys wanted more work done on it so they got working on it,” Daniels said.
If everything is going as planned, the movie may start shooting next summer since that's when Daniels is on his break from The Newsroom.
The original 1994 comedy made $247 million on a budget of $17 million for Warner Bros.