Well suck me sideways! A few days after Warner Bros. decided to ditch the Dumb and Dumber sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, Universal has now stepped in alongside Red Granite Pictures to pick up the project. Writers/producers the Farrelly Brothers confirmed the news via Twitter:
Just when you thought that Hollywood couldn't possibly get any dumber, they do something like this... and totally redeem themselves!
Red Granite Pictures has agreed to finance the movie to the tune of $35 million and has also locked down original stars and . Plot details are fairly thin on the ground at the moment, but it's rumored that the sequel will revisit Harry and Lloyd some twenty years later and they will go on a road trip.
There's no confirmation yet whether the hapless duo will again meet up with Mary Swim? Swammi? Slippy? Slappy? Swenson? Swanson?...Samsonite! But we do know that the script is already in place and that Dumb and Dumber To will go into production as soon as possible.
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