It’s been 12 long years since Bad Santa graced our screens but finally the wait for a sequel may be over as Bad Santa 2 now looks to be on the cards. Writer/director Doug Ellin has revealed that, all being well, it could be in the can before the year is out.
Original star Billy Bob Thornton remains attached as the washed-up Willie. “He’s back and good to go,” says Ellin. “The exact status is we’re working on the script right now, and if we get it right, we’ll shoot in September or October.” He also confirms that the project remains, of course, in the R-rated zone, with “hopefully a similar tone to the first one”.
If all goes to plan, we could well be in for a 2016 Christmas release.