“So…you’re telling me there was a chance?”
Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert revealed on Tuesday that Jim Carrey wanted to create a horror film based on the 1994 comedy “Dumb and Dumber.”
Carrey reportedly approached the duo after seeing the movie ‘Paranormal Activity’ and pitching his idea, Kwan told The Hollywood Reporter.
“Very early in our careers, Jim Carrey reached out,” Kwan recalled. “He had just seen ‘Paranormal Activity’ and he was like, ‘Guys, this is a found video and it’s horrible, have you seen it?’ And we were like, ‘Uh-huh, we heard about it. Where’s this going? And he was like, ‘I haven’t seen anyone do this, but with comedy. And I’ have this great idea.
Carey explained that part of the film was shot at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, where Stanley Kubrick filmed his masterpiece “The Shining.”
“Basically, the filming of ‘Dumb and Dumber’ was known to be a haunted filming,” he explained.
“He’s like, ‘The whole time we were shooting, things were breaking, people were getting hurt, doors were opening and it was haunting.’
“We’re going to shoot ‘Dumb and Dumber To’, and I want you to do a horror comedy with footage found on set. While we’re shooting, you’re going to make a feature length, behind-the-scenes video that slowly becomes a horror movie. We’re like, ‘OK, we’re in. This is amazing.’ We wrote a whole plan and were really excited,” Kwan continued.
Kwan said he, Carrey, and Scheinert all pitched their idea to the film’s producers.
“Then we sat down with the producer, pitched the idea, and they were like, ‘We’re not really going to do this. I’m sorry, Jim was really excited, but there’s no way the studio is letting us do a movie while they’re shooting Dumb and Dumber To.
The Post has contacted Kwan for comment.
According to Kahn, Carrey was extremely disappointed by the news, responding to the producer’s verdict with a simple “Ok”.