TORONTO - The pugilistic hockey hit "Goon" is looking for a rematch.
Montreal actor Jay Baruchel — who co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the 2011 film — confirmed on Twitter this week that he's currently writing a sequel with the first film's associate producer Jesse Chabot.
He added that director Michael Dowse would return to helm the new film, which Baruchel is referring to — at least for now — as "Goon 2," while original co-writer Evan Goldberg was onboard as a producer.
The original film cast Seann William Scott as a dim but well-meaning bouncer whose gift for throwing (and taking) punches lands him a job as the resident enforcer on a minor-league hockey team.
The film also featured Liev Schreiber, Marc-Andre Grondin, Eugene Levy and Baruchel's off-screen squeeze, Alison Pill.
On Twitter, the 30-year-old Baruchel was insistent that the new film would be up to the standard set by the original.
"Please know this: 'Goon' is pretty close to sacred for all of us involved and we would only be entertaining the idea of continuing the saga if we were all equally convinced that Doug, Laflamme, Stevesy, the Russians, Rolie, Ogilvy Belchy and Eva were only getting started," he wrote.
"We will give them and you guys the epic, violent, heartfelt awesomeness that is not just deserved but required."