Well, that was short lived. According to Variety, Warner Bros. has decided to not move forward with a sequel to Dumb and Dumber.
The sequel had been buzzed about since last year, when Jeff Daniels announced that he and Jim Carrey would be reprising their roles Harry and Lloyd from the 19 year-old film. Bobby and Peter Farrelly were to return as writers and directors of the film. While it’s a disappointment that Warner isn’t moving forward with the project, that doesn’t mean it’s dead yet. New Line said that Warner is letting the project be shopped around to other studios and financiers.
New Line made almost $250 million worldwide with the original 1994 comedy. Nine years later, the prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, which was filmed without the Farrelly brothers, Carrey or Daniels, took in under $40 million. Here’s hoping that the new movie, dubbed Dumb and Dumber To, finds a home at another studio.