‘Dumb and Dumber’ sequel is being made in Australia
The sequel to The Dumb and Dumdum is being created in Australia, with director Mark Hamill having been told about the project at a screening at Melbourne’s Old Vic theatre on Tuesday.
Mr Hamill said he was thrilled to be part of the Australian version of the classic animated series.
“I’ve got a huge love for Australia and its great to be a part of something so iconic, that’s why I jumped at the chance to be involved,” he said.
“It’s an opportunity to bring the original cast back and do something that will feel like home.”
The first film was produced by Legendary Pictures in 2003 and starred Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig and Gary Oldman, as well as director Dan Trachtenberg.
The sequel, which has been in the works for years, will follow the same cast, with the only difference being a new direction for the story.
“We are trying to get it to be as original as possible,” Mr Hamill explained.
“In the original, they were all young, they didn’t understand the world, and so we wanted to make sure that they could come out of this journey differently, to come out with a better story and a better movie.”
They’re going to have a different way of life and a different life and hopefully a better life.
“The film will be directed by David Heyman, who also wrote and directed The Hangover and The Bourne Ultimatum.”
The original version was a very complex story with a lot of great characters,” he told the ABC.”
There’s also this sense of nostalgia, and I think we want to bring that to the movie.””
Dumb & Dumber 2″ has been greenlit for a 2017 release.