HOT TUB TIME MACHINE Sequel Films This June; John Cusack May Return

     March 30, 2013


As Brendan said last month, Hot Tub Time Machine had the reputation of being a flop based on a mediocre $14 million opening weekend, but the movie had legs, reaching $50 million domestic and it is exactly the kind of R-rated comedy that finds a second life on DVD and cable reruns.  This explains why MGM has been developing a sequel with director Steve Pink.  While we previously reported that Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke were set to reprise their roles in the sequel, the big story was that John Cusack might not be coming back.

However, when I spoke to Robinson earlier today at WonderCon for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s This Is The End, he told me “negotiations are still going” with the cast and he made it sound like Cusack might be coming back.  In addition, he said filming begins this June and he’s seen an early version of the script.  Since the first film featured a tremendous amount of improv, I’d imagine whatever script he’s seen will have a lot of changes on set.  Hit the jump to see what Robinson had to say about the sequel and to watch the trailer for the first film.  Look for more of my interview with Robinson soon.



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  • Tim

    Loved “Hot Tub Time Machine.” Can’t wait.

  • Ethan

    A little bit back, John Cusack said on his Twitter that if they offered, he would love to do a sequel. So they just haven’t asked him yet.

    • Joe

      Oh come on.

  • Hawke

    Great news on both counts, cant wait for a HTTM sequel and they MUST bring all the original crew back and this obviously includes John Cusack… Make it happen MGM! Hope what Ethan above said is true coz then it’s hopefully just a formality being worked out.

  • enjaysim

    I love this film. But am amazed at how ramshackled things happen in Hollywood. They start shooting in just 3 months with no idea if Cusack’s coming back. To recast because he’s uninterested is one thing but to recast or cook up a new script in that time because it clashes with his schedule is a bit stupid on behalf of the film makers. I used to think actors knew what they were doing a year in advance but obviously its month to month now. Anyway enough of my shenanigans. Great white buffalo!

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