Money is why the world didn't get Dumb & Dumber 2. Until now. They'll never admit that, of course.
Not so much an issue of payment. None of these guys are hurting but a case where neither Jim Carrey nor the Farrellys are making the kind of coin their names once guaranteed commercially. That doesn't matter to Jeff Daniels since he gets steady work as the always-reliable character actor. If either parties were still hitting em outta the ballpark, confident to say the prospects of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne's return would be nil. But here we are.
Peter Farrelly confirms to Coming Soon cameras roll this fall on Dumb & Dumber 2:
"We're getting set to shoot 'Dumb and Dumber 2' in September. It’s the first sequel we’ve ever done and we’ve got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back."
Can't say the thought of those characters return sends any excitement. We've seen others capitalizing on Dumb & Dumber only to fail (A Saturday morning cartoon and the prequel When Harry Met Lloyd). The near 20 year gap doesn't help.