Australian electro duo Empire of the Sun have agreed to write the score for Dumb And Dumber To, the sequel to 1994’s classic starring Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels.
Having recently released their sophomore album, Ice on the Dune, Nick Littlemore and Luke Steele have now agreed to pen the music in the return of Carey, Daniels and creators Peter and Bobby Farley for Dumb And Dumber To.
Written and directed by the Farley brothers, their official Twitter account confirmed the news earlier in the week.
“Here’s a review of the new @EmpireOfTheSun album. They’ll be scoring Dumb And Dumber To! P,” appeared on the Twitter.
Unlike the 2003 prequel, Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, which did not include either of the three key parts from the original, the next version promises to be a worthy follow-up. Already in production, Daniels has described the sequel as “painfully funny”.
Empire of the Sun’s first real foray into the music industry isn’t the only project their currently working on- Steele revealed in May that the two have already begun working on a third album and that The Sleepy Jackson frontman is working with Silverchair’s Daniel Johns on an album that should “[sound] a bit like The Clash, [a]bit Talking Heads.”
Empire of the Sun recently appeared at the Bonnaroo music festival and will tour the US before returning for Splendour in the Grass. Ice on the Dune has thus far peaked at #3 on the Australian charts. (Ice landed at #20 on the Billboard 200)
how random but the new album is amazing.