A sequel to the 2003 Christmas comedy Bad Santa
Fargo star Billy Bob Thornton recently took part in a Hollywood Masters discussion for The Hollywood Reporter, where he offered an update on the long-awaited sequel Bad Santa 2.
It should be noted that, in October 2013, five months after Doug Ellin signed on to write the script, Warner Bros. gave his Entourage movie the green light, with production commencing in January 2014. It isn't known if Doug Ellin completed the script before starting work on Entourage, but he did cast Billy Bob Thornton in a key role in that movie.Read More
Entourage creator Doug Ellin has signed on to rewrite the screenplay and possibly direct the Miramax sequel Bad Santa 2.
We reported last July that Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink signed on to direct and rewrite the script, but it seems now he is no longer attached to the sequel. Doug Ellin has already started working on the Bad Santa 2 script, but whether he will direct may depend on when the Entourage movie gets the green light.Read More
Bad Santa 2 is finally moving forward with Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) signing on to direct and rewrite the screenplay.
Billy Bob Thornton is expected to return in the title role from the 2003 comedy hit Bad Santa. There is no word whether other co-stars such as Lauren Graham or Brett Kelly will return. The original comedy took in $76 million worldwide, from just a $23 million budget.Read More
The Dimension Films dark comedy Bad Santa is finally close to getting a sequel. Billy Bob Thornton recently caught up with The Playlist revealing some good news for Bad Santa 2. Earlier last year Johnny Rosenthal and John Phillips were writing separate scripts for the sequel.
The original follows two conmen who go on a road trip to malls dressed as Santa and his elf. Rather than spreading good cheer, the duo's motive is to rob each establishment, a strategy that becomes complicated when they encounter an 8-year-old who teaches them the true meaning of Christmas. The new scripts are being held under wraps and no details about the story have surfaced.Read More
Actor Billy Bob Thornton is officially in talks to star in the comedy sequel Bad Santa 2 for The Weinstein Company.
It isn't clear when filming will start on Bad Santa 2, or if Bad Santa director Terry Zwigoff will return to helm the sequel. It also isn't known if a writer has been hired to write the script for Bad Santa 2.Read More