John Cho Says 'A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas' is Coming
For as much complaining as we do about unnecessary sequels, sometimes a comedy comes along that works fine by itself, and a seemingly unneeded sequel surprisingly delivers just as well as the first did. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle was one such comedy that seemed like a one trick pony until Harold & Kumar Go to Guantanamo Bay came through with the funny once again. Apparently it was successful enough for yet another new sequel, which John Cho (Harold) recently revealed to Collider will be titled A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas. Because who doesn't secretly wish they were stoned while home for the holidays?
Honestly this sounds like a brilliant idea, and despite the fact that Cho's partner in highness, Kal Penn, is currently busy working for the Obama administration in Washington DC (no joke, the guy who smoked weed and loved on White Castle left his series regular role on "House M.D." for a job in politics), Cho isn't sure if Penn will be available (he jokes that maybe his position at the White House has a term limit), but says that the studio is telling him they're moving forward. Hopefully that doesn't mean they're re-casting the role, and Penn will just make time to shoot the sequel. Cho explains where the story of Harold and Kumar picks up:
"I think we catch up a little later in Harold and Kumar's lives. It takes place over the holiday season and I think this could be a legit holiday movie which is a shocker. I think their intent is to sort of honor the traditions of the holiday movie style, that genre. I don't know if they'll stick to that. I don't know how many rewrite are gonna happen, but from what I hear, they're happy with the idea."
Apparently Harold and Kumar aren't living together anymore and the film jumps forward a few years. Cho isn't exactly certain how quick this will come together, but he thinks they might even be eager to get it ready for this Christmas, which he agrees seems a little fast, but with a Harold & Kumar movie, it's not exactly a high budget blockbuster with all kinds of special effects. The good news is that Neil Patrick Harris will be back again (of course). Since this franchise is pretty much solely responsible for reinvigorating the actor's career, you can bet he's definitely coming back, no matter how busy he's been recently. Sounds like another nonsensical comedic adventure that we should be able to enjoy every holiday season. Sound like a plan?