If you’re into meek post-2000s escapist humor, then you probably enjoyed 2011′s Hall Pass. The Farrelly Brothers’ return-to-form starred Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, and the regular batch of Rhode Island regulars, but also sported a hip indie soundtrack that included RÃ¶yksopp, Lissie, Deer Tick, Akron/Family, Black Mountain, Spoon, and Empire of the Sun. The latter’s dreamy single, “Walking on a Dream”, was the film’s “theme song”, if you will. Now, according to a tweet last night by the brothers’ Twitter account, the Aussie collective will be scoring the long-awaited sequel to 1994′s Dumb and Dumber.
Stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are both on-board, and just last week the project was saved by Universal when Warner Bros. dropped it from their schedule. Little else is known about the film, though one would hope it’s at least an improvement over the massacre that was 2003′s Farrelly-Carrey-Daniels-less prequel, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd. Perhaps Empire could wax nostalgic and cover Deadeye Dick’s “New Age Girl”?
By the way, Empire of the Sun’s sophomore album, Ice on the Dune, is currently out now via Astralwerks.