Members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, including Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, have asked fans to help fund the sequel via IndieGogo.com.

Bosses at Fox Searchlight have already given the green light for the follow-up and agreed to distribute the film, but executives have given the task of funding the project to the stars of Broken Lizard and their fans.

The comedians are hoping to pool at least $2 million by 24 April (15) in order to make a "barebones" version of Super Troopers 2, but they want to raise more than the goal for "more action, more cameos, and more shenanigans."

Director and star Chandrasekhar is hoping to start filming in May (15) with a 2016 release date.

The first Super Troopers film, about a group of bumbling Vermont state police officers, only cost $1.2 million (£750,000) to make, but grossed $23 million (£14.4 million) worldwide.

The campaign had pulled in more than $1.5 million (£937,500) as WENN went to press, securing more than half the goal total less than 24 hours after it went live.