Just when Warner Bros. ditched it and the Dumb & Dumber sequel appeared to be disappearing from Hollywood, it's apparently back on at Universal, and trusted newsman Jeff Daniels is doing his best to make all you fans of Harry and Lloyd feel better about a comeback.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Daniels framess the travails of Dumb & Dumber To (yup, that's the title) as a battle between those negative Nancy execs and the people who just want to have fun. "The easiest thing to say in Hollywood is 'no.' You keep your job if you say 'no,'" Daniels said. "If you say 'yes' and you're not right, you lose your job. There's a lot of 'no.' And we had a lot of 'no' for two years and finally 'yes,' it's comin' around, and I think it's got a chance to be I hope better than the first one."
Daniels added that he thinks the plan for the sequel—which came back around once Jim Carrey turned 50 and "mellow"—is "painfully funny." That, of course, is likely predicated on your still finding the Farrelly brothers funny. Bobby Farrelly told Digital Spy last summer that the sequel's "story revolves around the fact that one of them may have sired a child. They want to go and find the child because he's having a kidney problem and he wants to ask him for one of his kidneys."
Universal and Red Granite rescued the movie from development hell this week. So you have them to thank for this whole thing.