MGM is reportedly anxious to get a sequel to its raunchy 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine rolling at some point in the very near future.
Since the movie was a hit for the beleaguered studio, executives are ready to give the proverbial greenlight to the proposed follow-up. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke are all in talks at the moment to reprise their respective roles.
Unfortunately, it’s currently being reported that John Cusack is not involved with the film. However, this could change down the road as negotiations get underway.
Although one of the marquee names will be absent from the sequel, MGM is still interested in moving forward with the project. The studio has already hired Hot Tub Time Machine director Steven Pink to tackle scripting duties for the film. Pink will also helm the project as well.
It’s currently unknown if the characters from the first time will travel further back in time or, perhaps, take a trip to the future to see themselves as old men. With time travel being a major plot device, the guys could literally go anywhere the studio decides to send them.
The Huffington Posts explains that Corddry, Robinson, and Duke are currently the only cast members slated to return for the sequel. Co-stars Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Pare, and Chevy Chase are not involved at this moment in time. No word if Crispin Glover will make an appearance.
While the premise may have been a little unconventional, Hot Tub Time Machine turned out to be an unexpected hit for MGM. According to the numbers posted at Box Office Mojo, the film earned around $50 million during its theatrical run. The film also found an adoring audience when it arrived on home video.
Are you a fan of Hot Tub Time Machine? Are you interested in the sequel?