A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas is happening. No, really, it’s happening right now! Earlier today Jon Hurwitz, the guy who wrote and directed the first two films and penned the script for the third, tweeted, “Harold & Kumar 3 has officially started shooting. That is all.” But it turns out that’s not all. Someone stumbled upon the set at the Somerset Mall in Troy, Michigan and snapped a picture, which you can view below.

The project has been up in the air for quite a while due to Kal Penn’s gig as associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. A clear picture of what the deal was with the job – whether he’d quit completely, if it was a term-length position that was tending towards a definite end or if he’d pass on Harold and Kumar 3 – has never quite solidified, but I guess the news of production beginning must mean Penn is back and, more importantly, likely means the story is good enough to ditch Obama.

That’s actually likely considering Vulture nabbed a copy of the script and says, “It’s too bad we’ll have to wait until ‘holiday season 2011 or 2012’ to see this thing.” Harold and Kumar are now in their 30s and have had a serious falling out. It’s no surprise that Harold is weed-free and living happily ever after, married and working on Wall Street. Kumar still resides in their old digs and had his medical license suspended due to a marijuana-related incident. Surprise, surprise. One day a package arrives for Harold and Kumar has no choice, but to reunite with his old buddy to deliver it and, from there, the typical debauchery ensues. The gist is that if you like the first two films, you’ll enjoy this one, but click here to check out the full article on Vulture for additional details.

That’s the report that sealed the deal for me. The only thing that could kill my excitement at this point is this friggin’ 3D thing. New Line is actually considering shooting A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas in 3D. Do we really need to feel like we can touch their blunt smoke? Vulture says there’s some claymation sequence that justifies the use of the extra dimension, but there are so few films that are actually enhanced by the technology, it’s hard to warm up to the idea.

By Perri Nemiroff (via Coming Soon)

Harold and Kumar 3 Set

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By Perri Nemiroff

Film producer and director best known for her work in movies such as FaceTime, Trevor, and The Professor. She has worked as an online movie blogger and reporter for sites such as CinemaBlend.com, ComingSoon.net, Shockya, and MTV's Movies Blog.

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