David Spade Confirms JOE DIRT 2


The acerbic comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” star David Spade participated in a Reddit AMA this morning, where he revealed that a Joe Dirt sequel is going to happen…eventually.

It is obvious that many fans barraged him with praise for his critically-hated comedy that’s now 13 years old and Spade said that he and his writing partner Fred Wolf are trying to secure financing for Joe Dirt 2 and bring it in for a very low budget without losing any of the quality.

“We wrote a sequel, and we may wind up doing it on Crackle.com, because they want to be the first web address to do a sequel to a movie. Because Sony owns them, and it’s a Sony movie. We’re trying to find a way to make it for the budget, but we really want to do it. And keep it good.”

The original was produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and Spade went on to discuss that the soundtrack needed for the sequel may prove to be a problem for the low budget.

“We’re putting it together now and seeing if we can keep it as funny and with the music we like for a lower budget. All the movies you hear about being made now keep running into budget problems, this and that, and it sounds boring, but it’s just a new world, where they can’t make those $15-30 million comedies anymore. It’s either $3 million or $200 million, there’s almost no in-between, so everyone’s adjusting to either a summer tentpole Avengers-type movie, or learning to get down and dirty and gritty and making a smaller movie. I just don’t want to burn the fans and want to make it good, so me and the other writer are combing through the sequel and trying to make it make sense and have good music and be funny within the parameters. So hopefully it will be soon, or it will be too pointless.”

Christopher Walken and Kid Rock are reportedly in the script and will hopefully return to reprise their characters.

We’ll see if Joe Dirt 2 even gets off the ground.