The summer movie season is actually beginning to wind down, which means it's time to look forward to the busy holiday movie season. This one won't exactly be a blockbuster, but it's one that fans have been waiting for, for a very long time. Billy Bob Thornton is back in Bad Santa 2. Check out the new teaser trailer below.
While the new teaser doesn't give us much, the fact is, it doesn't really need to. If you were a fan of the original, foul-mouthed, alcoholic, Bad Santa, then just knowing that this new film is on the way is likely enough to convince you to check it out. A shot of Billy Bob Thornton asleep, we assume after a long night, and being culturally insensitive, is all we need to know.
While the exact plotline of Bad Santa 2 is not currently known, we do have some information that helps piece the movie together. Kathy Bates will be playing the mother of Billy Bob Thornton's character, Willie Stokes. Also, Christina Hendricks will be the film's female lead, taking over from Lauren Graham from the original film. Hendricks' character is being described as another woman with some kind of Santa fetish (is... is that really a thing?). We don't really know where all this is going, but we know that all the actors can be absolutely hilarious, so we're hopeful that the sequel will be able to live up the original.
One thing that we can say with some amount of certainty, is that the film will set itself up for several more offensive interactions with young children, which was, of course, one of the highlights of the original film.
Bad Santa 2 has been a long time coming. Billy Bob Thornton had previously said that the sequel was coming back in 2012, with a Christmas 2013 release planned. That obviously didn't happen. Whether this film is using the same script that was in development back then, or something entirely different, is unknown. The original film made $60 million in the U.S. on a budget of just over $20 million, which is what you call a hit. That was back in 2003. 13 years later even more people have seen the original, as it is a Christmas movie, even if it's not necessarily the title you think of when you think of what a Christmas movie is.
Are you looking forward to Bad Santa 2? Let us know if it will be on your holiday wish list when it hits theaters this November.