Are You Ready For Hot Tub Time Machine?
We’ve heard some crazy pitches in our time, but this one takes the biscuit. The whole tin of biscuits, actually. It’s a rare pitch that can be summed up in the movie’s title – Snakes On A Plane, for one. And look how that turned out.
And sadly, our hopes aren’t especially high, either, for Hot Tub Time Machine.
Yes, you read that right – Hot Tub Time Machine. It’s a movie about a hot tub… that’s also a time machine.
MGM has picked up the pitch from writer Josh Heald, about a group of former cads who, after a night of vodka’n’Red Bulls in their hot tub, travel back in time using the tub, all with the aim of rediscovering their mojo. Hilarity, we’re hoping against hope, will ensue.
"We're always looking for ways to stand out from the rest of the pack in today's crowded marketplace, and what better way than to combine hot tub debauchery and the complications of time travel," MGM exec vp production Cale Boyte told The Hollywood Reporter.
What better way, indeed? It’s a well-known and scientifically proved fact that, if Back To The Future had used a hot tub instead of a Delorean, it would have been 38% better. So frankly we can’t wait for this. Readers – thoughts?