Celebstoner – Tommy Chong tells CelebStoner that he and his comedy partner Cheech Marin are currently working with Super Troopers director Jay Chandrasekhar on the next Cheech & Chong movie. “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’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.” The classic stoner comedy duo hooked up with Chandrasekhar thanks to Marin’s manager Ben Fagen. “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.” It would be the first real Cheech & Chong movie since Still Smokin in 1983. Last year, they were featured in Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie – a fun flick based on their early ’70s comedy skits. “It was not done with our involvement,” Chong says. “They animated the old records. I thought for what they had it was great. We didn’t have to write anything. All Cheech and I had to do was look at it and go yea or no. I liked it.” Chandrasekhar has directed, co-written and co-starred in Super Troopers, Club Dread and Beerfest, and is part of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. Cheech & Chiong and Chandrasekhar is a match made in stoner-movie heaven.
Fucking everything is coming up stoners these days. Taco Bell breakfast launches tomorrow, weed is getting legalized in another state every week, and now their biggest potheads heroes are combining into one big potorgy of a movie. It’s the fucking golden age of pot right now. Have to strike while the iron is hot and this movie is going to be bigger than Titanic and Avatar all rolled into one. Might be the only film shown in Colorado for a month straight. Portland might actually disappear off the map into one big cloud of smoke when it comes out. I’m actually worried our economy is going to enter a new depression and the people over at Doritos will be sitting on the throne, ruling us as the king. Legit might happen.