Don’t worry, the Joe Dirt franchise is still alive and breathing. Crackle, Sony’s digital network and studio, announced today that they’ll be producing a sequel to the 2001 David Spade movie. The first film only grossed $27 million, but Spade cited the movie’s high DVD sales at Wal-Mart (seriously) when he first started talking about a sequel in 2006. The sequel didn’t materialize and Spade sold a Joe Dirt animated series to TBS in 2010. The project didn’t move forward, but now Spade is prepping it as a digital movie for Crackle, to be released online streaming. A rep from Crackle said today that the Joe Dirt sequel “will break new ground as the first made for digital movie that is a sequel to a hit motion picture.” It will also break new ground as the mot unexpected sequel ever.
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