Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Black Mass Trailer Has Life Lessons To Share
Johnny Depp is the brutal Whitey Bulger
Cannes: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan Wins Palme d'Or
The Lobster scuttles off with the Jury Prize at the 2015 ceremony
Now You See Me 3 In The Works
Before the second film is even out
Latest Hannibal Promo Delivers Richard Armitage's Francis Dolarhyde
Plus chat from the cast...
New Images From The Wet Hot American Summer Prequel
Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and more are back at camp
Amy Schumer Teams With Paul Feig For A New Comedy
She'll re-write and star, he'll produce
Netflix Plans A Very (Bill) Murray Christmas
Spend the Yuletide with the Scrooged star...
Anne Meara 1929-2015
Comedy legend and actress was 85
Michael Rooker Reports To The Belko Experiment
Reuniting with James Gunn for the horror pic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
20 May 2015
Bad Santa Sequel May Finally Shoot In The Autumn
Director Doug Ellin says it's almost ready
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Entourage
19 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Judge (2014)
Empire Star Rating
About Last Night (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Parkland (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Puss In Boots (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Doug Ellin On For Bad Santa 2
Entourage creator re-writing the script to direct

30 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Despite talk of the film gearing back up last year when Hot Tub Time Machine’s Steve Pink seemed likely to hop on board for re-scripting and directing duties, it’s mostly been tumbleweeds on the Bad Santa 2 front. So we’re getting our pinches of salt ready for word that Entourage creator Doug Ellin is busy cranking out a new draft that he intends to direct.

Bad Santa, of course, found Billy Bob Thornton in foul-mouthed, lecherous, drunken form as a mangy, moral-free conman who posed as a department store Father Christmas to rob the shops. But then he had to go and befriend one troubled, weirdo kid and the whole thing began to unravel…

Terry Zwigoff wrote the original, which also featured Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, Lauren Graham, John Ritter and Bernie Mac. While John Requa and Glenn Ficarra were in the directors’ chairs, the sequel has gone through more than one name so far.

Johnny Rosenthal worked on the most recent draft, which Ellin, according to Deadline, is already overhauling. The sticking point might be his schedule, as he’s putting the pieces together for the Entourage movie. If we’re honest, we’d rather have more Bad Santa than the next chapter of Vince and the mooch mob. Thornton certainly seems ready for the next outing, clearing space in his schedule for an autumn shoot.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Melissa Leo Added To The Equalizer
She'll help Denzel Washington...
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)