Actor/writer Jay Baruchel has confirmed, via Twitter, that he is teaming up with producer Jesse Chabot to write a sequel to the hockey comedy ‘Goon.’
Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote the original with Baruchel, will return as producer, with Michael Dowse back in the director’s seat.
Based on Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith’s book, ‘Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey,’ the original starred Sean William Scott as Doug Glatt, a dim-witted but loveable bouncer who overcomes long odds to lead a underperforming semi-pro hockey team to victory, all while beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
“We will all be working our asses off to make as awesome a flick as possible,” Baruchel tweeted. “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.”