The last time we reported on the possibility of Bad Santa 2 happening was in July 2012 (here) but now it looks like it’s back on and we’re delighted…
Miramax and Broad Green Pictures have announced that the sequel to the 2003 original is happening and Billy Bob Thorton is back as Willie Soke!
Miramax is partnering with Broad Green Pictures to co-finance and co-produce Bad Santa 2. Broad Green will distribute the film theatrically in the U.S. during the 2016 holiday season . Sierra/Affinity will then handle foreign sales with sales starting at the upcoming American Film Market (November 4-11, 2015).
“We’ve been waiting far too long to see Billy Bob’s Willie Soke mess with the holiday season in his own unique way,” said Zanne Devine, Miramax’s EVP of Film & TV. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Billy Bob, the entire creative and producing team, and Broad Green and Sierra/Affinity to bring back the outrageous humor and characters that made this movie brand iconic in the first place.”
“Bad Santa has been a part of our family holiday tradition ever since we all saw it together at our neighborhood theatre,” said Broad Green Pictures CEO Gabriel Hammond and CCO Daniel Hammond. “We are excited to bring this memorable character and new chapter back to the big screen.”
David Thwaites will oversee the project for Miramax and Victor Moyers for Broad Green Pictures. Principal photography will commence in January 2016 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Bad Santa is rude, crude, vulgar and very, very funny so we’re really excited for the sequel. Hopefully it can maintain the original’s sense of humour.
Any Bad Santa fans on here? Let us know guys…