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…