I enjoyed the original 2003 "Bad Santa," it is currently sitting as one of my favorite Christmas movies. Yup, the tone is not quite Christmasy, but the spirit is all there. So, I was happy to hear that a sequel is being forged ahead, but original director, Terry Zwigoff will not be back to helm. Who's replacing him? Deadline is reporting that Steve Pink, the guy who gave us "Accepted" and "Hot Tub Time Machine" is set to direct. Pink also co-wrote "Grosse Point Blank" and "High Fidelity," two John Cusack films I admire. He will also write the script, so this may actually be good.
And here's the best part -- "Bad Santa" is not "Bad Santa" without the fantastic Billy Bob Thornton as the drunk con-artist who masquerades as Santa Claus, so it's great to hear that he's coming back in the titular role.
No plot available yet, but we know "Bad Santa 2" is coming to theaters near you in 2013. During Christmas maybe?
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