'Hot Tub Time Machine' Sequel Heating Up But Without John Cusack
It's weird that only three years have passed since the raunchy time traveling comedy Hot Tub Time Machine hit theaters. Even more odd is that after the film grossed only $64 million worldwide (which isn't bad for an R-rated comedy that cost $36 million to make), THR reports MGM is currently considering a sequel to the film with the original film's director Steve Pink writing a script and also in talks to direct again. Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry are in early talks to reprise their roles (with the latter potentially helping out on the script), but John Cusack is currently not involved in any capacity. Read on!
The project has been in the works for a few months now, but the deals for cast are very early in negotiations and could easily fall apart. However, if all the key components come together, the production will be put on the fast track, likely for release in early 2014. Though the box office take wasn't very big, apparently the comedy has found quite a decent audience on home video. The question is, where will our time traveling party friends go this time? Last time an 80s storyline of redemption moved our characters into drunken action and proved to be a nice homage to movies of that decade, so what would the sequel follow? At this point, count me cautiously optimistic, but without Cusack's involvement, I'm slightly less interested.