The Canadian actor Jay Baruchel
, who co-wrote and starred in the 2011 film has revealed that he has started work on a sequel to hockey comedy Goon
Baruchel returns to write the script with Jesse Chabot
and director Michael Dowse
will also return to direct the second installment of the last year’s indie hit.
The original starred Seann William Scott
and centered on an ex-bouncer that leads a mediocre semi-pro hockey team to victory. The film was based on the book ‘Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey’ by Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith.
Check out what Baruchel had to say on his Twitter account
I’d like to say thank you to all of you for all the GOON 2 love. You guys are wicked.
Though I do feel the need to clarify something from the last article I posted, GOON 2 will be written by @jessechabot and myself.
Evan Goldberg will be involved as a producer and we will all be working our asses off to make as awesome a flick as possible.
Please know this: GOON is pretty close to sacred for all of
us involved and we would only be entertaining the idea of continuing the saga if we were all equally convinced that Doug, Laflamme, Stevesy, the Russians, Rolie, Ogilvy Belchy and Eva were only getting started
We will give them and you guys the epic, violent, heartfelt awesomeness that is not just deserved but required. HIGH. LAND. ERS.
Sorry for the tweet carpet bombing, just wanted to provide context and give appropriate respect to my boy @jessechabot
And YES @mdowse is directing the motherfucker! #gaypornhard