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Horrible Bosses 2 loses director

August 9th, 2013 by Marc Comments

OK, hands up if you liked Horrible Bosses. I liked Horrible Bosses. I thought it was funny, with likeable characters and Jennifer Aniston kinda rocked my socks in it. But I’m not sure it needs a sequel. Can’t a reasonably successful and good movie just be, it’s a bit radical but go with me, standalone?

Apparently not. As we already know, the sequel is set to go into production this fall with Jason Sudekis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman all returning (no Aniston!? I’m out – ed). However, a potential spanner in the works is the news that director Seth Gordon has left the project over, according to aintitcool, “scheduling conflicts”.

Although nothing official has been said, rumblings are suggesting that, much like Kenneth Brannagh with Thor 2 and Justin Lin with Fast & Furious 7, Gordon felt he needed more time to make the movie but Warners were keen to get it made. It’s a pattern that is becoming all too familiar for movie fans and one that, frankly, has us at FTN despairing for the future of cinema.

Are we destined to live in a world that the only new movies are remakes or fast-tracked sequels? Shudder…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….