After his decision to return for another Dumb and Dumber movie, Jim Carrey now says he is off the project due to his frustration with the studio’s lack of enthusiasm for the project. Since the film was such a hit, and Carrey’s status has only grown in the years since its release, he was sure he would be able to get the film made just by announcing he would like to do it, as did most people. With Jeff Daniels on board to return as well, everyone figured it was a no-brainer, as per Carrey’s own words.
However, it seems Warner Brothers isn’t in a huge rush to get the film made, and no real progress has been made on the development of said sequel. It is puzzling, as the film would be commercially successful, and there is a legion of fans who would rush to see the film from just about every age group. It could be the horribly unsuccessful Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd prequel that’s scaring them (and even though the movie was awful, I still love it) but that’s ridiculous as the biggest loss for that film was the two stars.
If they were to greenlight the film, there are still a lot of kinks to be worked out first, like a script, and whether or not the Farrelly Brothers would return for the film, especially after their terribly disappointing The Three Stooges film, which didn’t do horribly on a financial level, even if everyone hates it. Again, we must remember, that film mostly fell apart when Carrey left the project due to other commitments. I suppose only time will tell with this project, and we can only hope that Carrey’s interest in returning to the character remains high over time.