We reported last week that the sequel to Dumb and Dumber was dropped by Warner Bros. Fortunately, the further adventures of Harry and Lloyd have gotten another reprieve, as Universal has picked up distribution rights to the film. Co-writer/co-director Peter Farrelly announced during an episode of the Nerdist podcast that he plans to begin shooting the film in August 2013. According to Farrelly, the hold-up of starting production was due to negotiating between Warner Bros., who’d allowed the film to be shopped to different studios, and New Line, the company that released the original, on how to “get it out of there.”
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will be returning to their original roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in the second installment of the film, which has tentatively been named Dumb and Dumber to. Farrelly is so confident in the sequel’s script that he believes this movie will make the first film even better. If everything goes according to plans, the film will start shooting next month in Atlanta and be released next year, which would make it exactly 20 years since the first film was released.
Farrelly also announced that he wants fans to be a part of the film, and is giving one lucky person a line in the movie. The objective will be for fans to film Vine videos that make Dumb and Dumber references and upload them to Twitter with the hashtag: #dumbto. Could it be any easier?! Farrelly and his co-director (also brother) Bobby will be hand-selecting the best Vine, with the winner being immortalized in Dumb and Dumber To.