On the heels of the success of “Dumb and Dumber To,” Pauly Shore wants to make a sequel to the 1992 comedy “Encino Man.”
“’Encino Man 2’—let’s do it,” Shore told Variety. “My agent and I are talking about it.”
The original “Encino Man” centered on two California teenagers (Shore and Sean Astin) who found a caveman in their backyard (Brendan Fraser) and taught him how to fit in.
Even though critics detested the film, it was an early hit for Fraser and Shore — grossing $40.7 million — and became a chestnut for millennials in the pre-Adam Sandler days.
Shore said that the film’s screenwriter, Shawn Schepps, has an idea for a second installment, but she hadn’t written it yet. He wouldn’t elaborate on the premise. “I think it would be fun,” Shore said, while walking the red carpet of the Chris Rock movie “Top Five” on Wednesday night. “It was a cute movie.”
He asked readers of Variety to help get the project off the ground. “Just Tweet at Brendan and Sean Astin and Disney.”
Shore will be seen next in “Pauly Shore Stands Alone,” a documentary airing on Showtime on Thursday night. “It’s my version of the Joan Rivers documentary,” he said, “where I’m letting down all the walls.”