I liked Bad Santa when I saw it in 2003. I actually haven’t seen it since then so I have no idea how it ages or holds up or any of that, but apparently there’s an appetite for a sequel. Makes sense, I guess I’d probably check out Bad Santa 2 if it happens. A few years back Steve Pink was going to helm, but then those duties fell to Doug Ellin. Ellin is still busy wrapping up the artistic juggernaut of the Entourage movie, so even though there’s a chance his Kubrickian penchant for perfection will keep him in the editing room for another few years on that project, one could also reasonably assume he’d make time for this sooner or later.
If the script is good. That’s what they’re waiting on. Even though Billy Bob Thornton himself wisely admits there’s no way they can top the first one (the success of that film seemed like lighting in a bottle, and audiences are harder to shock eleven years later). Head inside for more on Bad Santa 2.