Ever since legendary stoner duo Cheech & Chong ostensibly hung up their roach clips in 1983 with Still Smokin’, pop culture has been stuck with lesser pretenders to the stoner comedy throne. This year, though, Seth Rogen might just be out of a job—that is, if the Super Troopers guys do their Cheech & Chong movie right.
It’s not a remake or a reboot, and we won’t see anyone but Richard Marin and Tommy Chong reprise their roles as the quintessential stoner duo—or, at least that’s what Chong told weed-centric news outlet Celeb Stoner during a recent interview. With Super Troopers director Jay Chandrasekhar directing, this one’s bound to be in line with the canon:
"He's working a script right now for us," Chong explains. "We've had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It will be about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It's going to be a lot of fun."
See that? Shenanigans. With any luck, Chong will not be pistol-whipped.
Once it comes out, this newest Cheech & Chong joint will be the first feature-length film since Still Smokin in 1983. As you may guess, the stoner duo had almost nothing to do with 2011’s Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie, so this is their first shot at getting the band back together officially on film.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Chandrasekhar approach Marin and Chong about doing the film, and with the script already written, it could start shooting this summer. Which, of course, means that you might want to break out the old rolling tray sometime in the near future.
Oh, and Dave’s not here, man.