Peter Farrelly, one half of the sibling filmmaking duo behind this year’s “Dumb and Dumber To”, took to Reddit to do a fan Q&A a couple of days back.
Since it kicked off, Farrelly’s answered some fun questions and in turn divulged a bit of info on the upcoming comedy sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
Any dumb and dumber 2 news?
Yes! We just finished shooting, don’t want to brag, but it could be the best movie of all time. Seriously though, we’re thrilled with it and are trying to get the studio to push the release date up. We can’t wait for you to see it!
Does the cast for Dumb and Dumber To have the same chemistry they did years ago while filming the first?
Exactly and believe it or not, that starts with Jeff Daniels. He gives Jim tons of space to do what he does. I’ve never seen a more generous, gracious actor than Jeff but he knows how to bring out the best in Jim. It’s a beautiful thing to see.
I know we are all thinking this….is Dumb and Dumber To going to hold a candle to the original? It’s something we are all worried about.
Stop worrying. It’s good.
Are there any good cameos in Dumber and Dumber to?
We have some of the greatest cameos in film history in Dumb an Dumber To. However, we want to keep them as a surprise. I will say this, some of the names I’ve seen bandied about are incorrect. But you won’t be disappointed.
What are your thoughts and feelings on the abomination that is “Dumb and Dumberer”?
As you know, we had nothing to do with the movie, but we have no hard feelings. The studio wanted to do it, we told them it was a bad idea, but they went ahead with it anyway. I certainly have no ill-will towards the actors, writers and director. They’re all just trying to make a living and to tell you the truth, I was rooting for them.
Have you ever entertained the idea of making a cross over between your dumb and dumber characters and there’s something about Mary characters?
Not until right now. The studio wanted us to make Mary 2, but we didn’t think it made sense. However, if Harry and Lloyd were to try to bang her, I would be open to it. And I’m sure Cameron would, too. Unless she’s changed.
What was the hardest scene to film in Dumb and Dumber and/or Dumb To?
Because we don’t do a lot of action, our films are generally not that hard to film. For instance, we shot the new Dumb an Dumber To in 45 days which is how I like it.
That said, the hardest scene to film in Dumb and Dumber was the scene on the ski lift. Here’s why: it was the first day that we shot and we’re at the top of Copper Mountain in Colorado, which is 12,500 feet. The day before I had been at sea level in LA and so to spend an entire day at that altitude, made me nauseated, dizzy and fearing for my life.
As you can tell, I am a huge pussy.
Hey! Will Todd Rundgren return to do the soundtrack for D&DT?
Love Todd. We’re huge, huge Todd fans, but we like to mix things up. This score will be done by the Australian band, Empire of the Sun.
Were you surprised with how easily Jim and Jeff oozed into their roles after a staggering twenty years?!
A little. Those two guys have both aged extremely well, which was nice. They don’t look much different from the original movie, which was just dumb luck.
And I think you meant ‘eased’ not ‘oozed’. Although there were a couple days that they oozed.
Most sequels suck. Please do a good job on D and D 2. Thank you.
Seriously, we didn’t want to make a Dumb an Dumber To that felt like Dumb and Dumber Light, so we took a particularly long time to write the script, again with the Jewish writer Bennett Yellin — why do I keep mentioning the Jew part, I’ve gotta stop this — and Mike Cerrone. We also collaborated with Sean Anders and John Morris, who are phenomenal writers and great kissers. I saw them making out with each other – they really know what they’re doing.
After that, we tabled the script with some of the Family Guy writers, working on specific jokes. My point is, coy_and_vance, we’re not going to let you down.
This sequel can hold it’s head high for being completely passionate and not a monetary release. will the boys have grown more or have they become more childish their age?
I would say that they are exactly the same.
No development whatsoever.
Our hope is that after you see the second one, you will start getting the two movies confused because they really are the exact same guys.
So when can we expect a teaser trailer for Dumb and Dumber To?
I would think in the next six to eight weeks.
Can we expect to see the dog van the sequel?
Well I don’t want to give anything away but….yes. And I’ll just leave it at that.
will it be r or pg-13?
PG-13, just like the original.
Read the whole Reddit with Peter Farrelly – which is still open; he may come back and answer a few more questions, but doesn’t seem to have responded to any in a day or so – here.