Warner Brothers has officially dropped any plans to pursue the sequel to the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels movie Dumb And Dumber. But fans shouldn’t lose hope, there is a chance that another outlet will pick up the sequel for distribution. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop:
Sources say the studio sees only limited upside in a follow-up and is unwilling to give it the greenlight, despite a budget in the low $30 million range. (The decision comes in the wake of the poor March performance of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the Steve Carell-Steve Buscemi comedy that incidentally had Carrey as a featured co-star and who drew rave reviews. That movie also cost in the $30 million range but grossed only $22 million domestically.)
The Farrellys now will seek a new financier and distributor for the project. If a suitor comes forward, New Line still would get a licensing fee and a share of backend.
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