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Cheech and Chong to Return in New Film


Stoner comedy duo Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin are in preproduction on a new movie and “Super Troopers” director Jay Chandrasekhar is set to write and direct the project.

Chong broke the news about the collaboration during an interview with CelebStoner:

“He’s (Chandrasekhar) working a script right now for us. We’ve had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It’s about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Chandrasekhar and Marin’s manager Ben Fagen came to the duo initially:

“They came at us with a rough idea and now they’re fleshing it out and making it into a budgetable script,” Chong adds. “We could start shooting this summer.”

Cheech and Chong became popular in the ‘70s with their very thanks y successful comedy records. Their success culminated in the release of 1978’s “Up in Smoke,” one of the highest grossing movies of that year. Sequels were released annually after that, ending in 1983 with “Still Smokin.” In 2013 a film animating many of their classic routines was released, but the duo had little to do with it, making this upcoming release the first official film in the Cheech and Chong series since 1983.

Are you looking forward to a new Cheech and Chong movie? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Sources: CelebStoner, Hollywood Reporter

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Justin Widerski aka Etrigan Blood is a time-traveling alien ginger with a penchant for sarcasm and a weakness for muffins. Into comics, horror, anime, video games, Star Trek, Doctor Who, etc… Justin is a jack of all trades when it comes to geek fandoms, but a master of none. He started doing film reviews as a way to appease the voices in his head, but after getting proper medication he just does them for fun and in the pitiful hopes of doing it professionally. Justin's dabbled in podcasting, with a total 2 1/2 failed shows and used to be creative director on a local cable program called YRU-Up. He currently studies Film/TV at *redacted* and is a news writer for Geek Juice.

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