Billy Bob Thorton may be getting close to putting on that Santa suit again. Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink is reportedly in early talks to rewrite and direct Dimension Films’ Bad Santa 2. Previously, Johnny Rosenthal, whose action comedy script Iron Jack made it onto the Black List a few years back, had turned in a draft for the project.
In addition to directing Hot Tub Time Machine, Pink also served as co-writer on the John Cusack films Grosse Point Blank and High Fidelity.
Dimension is supposedly looking at a December 2013 release for the film, so I would expect production to start up early next year.