Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, better known as The Farrelly Brothers, are responsible for some of the biggest and most quotable comedies of the past twenty years. This week, they’re making their first sequel, which also brings them back to the film that made them famous: Dumb and Dumber. Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as idiots Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, and in so doing almost brings twenty years of comedy full circle.
To celebrate the release of Dumb and Dumber To, we’re ranked all 12 directorial efforts of the Farrelly Brothers. Theirs is a career that started with a bang and has since slowed down a bit. Still, their work is an impressive collection of films with unique and innovative plots.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
We’re sure to have tons of sequel-related news coming up later this week from Comic-Con, but in the meantime we have a bunch of other, non-SDCC news to share with you. After the jump:
- Troy Duffy is cooking up more Boondock Saints
- Joseph Kosinski offers a minor update on Tron 3
- Chinese superstar Han Geng joins Transformers 4
- The Veronica Mars movie is getting book sequels
- Dumb and Dumber To gets embroiled in a lawsuit
- Mel Gibson is in Expendables 3, says Sly Stallone
- Watch another trailer for Disney’s Cars spinoff Planes
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The proposed sequel to Dumb and Dumber — the real sequel, made by Bobby and Peter Farrelly and starring Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey — has been an on-again off-again thing for a little while. But now, after being dumped by New Line and Warner Bros. and picked up by Universal, the film is set to go.
Last night, Jimmy Fallon had Jeff Daniels as a guest on Late Night, and asked about the sequel. The actor said he and Carrey are set, as are the Farrellys, and while he is a bit cautious (“I’ll believe it’s happening when I’m actually there staring at Jim Carrey”) he admits that Dumb and Dumber To is scheduled to shoot in September for a 2014 release.
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Peter Farrelly was a guest on the Nerdist podcast last week to make the big announcement that Peter and his brother Bobby were signing a deal to bring a Dumb and Dumber sequel to the big screen after news had leaked that Warner Bros would not be funding the film. Of course, the episode didn’t get posted until Tuesday night, after it had been formerly announced that Universal Pictures would be producing the sequel, Dumb and Dumber To. But Farrelly reveals a bunch of details about the movie on the podcast, disputing reports that Warner Bros didn’t dump the movie, confirming a handfull of returning cast members/characters, announcing a contest to appear in the movie, The release date, filming location, some vague story details and more
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Typically when it comes to cash-in sequels, it’s the studio that really wants to make the movie. But in the case of a sequel to Dumb and Dumber, Jim Carrey says that Warner Bros. and New Line aren’t very interested in the project, and so he has walked away from it. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
Before we launch into the Andrew Garfield era of the Spider-Man movie franchise, Sony would really like it it you revisited the Tobey Maguire age one last time with its upcoming Blu-ray reissues of the Sam Raimi films. Also after the jump:
- Sony drops the first TV spot for Men in Black 3
- Blade 2‘s Blu-ray reissue will feature Guillermo Del Toro commentary
- Damon Lindelof explains why Prometheus isn’t exactly a prequel
- Dumb and Dumber 2 is happening, say the Farrelly Bros.
- James Bond will be sipping Heineken in Skyfall
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Now that Peter and Bobby Farrelly are almost done with their long dreamed-of film reincarnation of The Three Stooges, they’re turning their thoughts to the future. The brothers have another TV show in the works, but for their next feature film it sounds like they might revive their 1994 hit Dumb and Dumber. Screenwriters have been hired to write a sequel that will hopefully reunite Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in their original roles. Read More »
That’s not the world Jim Carrey has on a yo-yo string in the photo above; it is our comedy-loving heart. *sob!* So does Jim Carrey (or his agent) think it’s time for him to go back to some established crowd-pleasing roles? It sounds that way. He’s got the kid-friendly Mr. Popper’s Penguins coming out shortly, but while promoting that film he said that he’s considering new films featuring characters that performed well in the past. Which is to say, we may see Carrey-equipped comedies to two of his films that have already made sequels without him: Dumb and Dumber and Bruce Almighty.
The idea of another Bruce Almighty seems like a stretch after the massive cost overruns and underperformance of the sequel, Evan Almighty. But a new Dumb and Dumber film isn’t something that comes out of the blue. Read on… Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011 by Angie Han
It hadn’t occurred to me that we might get another Dumb and Dumber, but now that the idea’s been floated, I’m finding it has the ring of inevitability about it. At the Sydney press junket for Hall Pass this weekend, Dumb and Dumber co-director Bob Farrelly announced that he and brother/co-director Peter Farrelly were planning a sequel to their 1994 hit. Dumb and Dumber is the movie that initially put the Farrelly Brothers on the map, kicking off a successful career that includes There’s Something About Mary, Shallow Hal and (my personal favorite of their films — yeah, yeah, judge all you want) Stuck on You, among others. Read Bob Farrelly’s quote after the jump.
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