Bad Santa’s become like a classic Christmas movie. People watch It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th St. and Bad Santa now is sort of the box set. And there’s been talk of making a sequel to it, which I actually would like to do. I’ve never done a sequel to one of my movies, but that one makes sense to me to do it."He didn't say whether screenwriters John Requa and Glenn Ficarra would be involved, but I can't imagine going forward without them. Thornton also acknowledged that they'd have to get a director who's got the "juice" to make sure the film won't get compromised by, I'm guessing, Bob and Harvey Weinstein (who wrecked Terry Zwigoff's brilliant early cut I watched with Weintraub in early 2003). Frankly, I'd settle for Zwigoff and a strong producer capable of keeping the executive-producer Weinsteins off the director's back. Not that I need a sequel to BAD SANTA. I'm honestly more interested in JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR, which Thornton also plans to direct.
Nov. 22, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST
In your face, you First Jerk offs.
Nov. 22, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST
Is this wise?
Nov. 22, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST
by Cletus Van Damme
It's that Bad Santa time of year :)
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Nov. 22, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST
his wife abandoned him for Brand Pitt and until now his career was consisted of hill-billy guest star cameos in big budget popcorn movies.<br /> <p>anyway,not too thrilled for a santa sequel but the car project looks interesting.
Nov. 22, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST
It's almost a cliche' by now, but this sequel madness is bullsit. They might be able to hit a home run with this one, but I doubt it. Just let a classic be a classic.
Nov. 22, 2010, 3 p.m. CST
One False Move is a minor classic.
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST
A CHRISTMAS STORY
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST
Love the first one. Watch it every year. Of all the Xmas classics (also missed so far is Christmas Vacation), it is the only one I make the time to throw the DVD in the machine to watch. All the others I catch on T.V., but the idea of an edited Bad Santa, well that just doesn't work. As of ol'Billy Bob, I'm still pissed at him for being such a giant douche to that Canadian radio interviewer. What a complete ass he was.
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST
But I've always had reservations about a sequel to it. It'll be one of those things where I'll be really excited and really disappointed at the same time.
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST
That is some seriously awesome footage. Also check out the DJ's screen saying something like "If this shit goes bad, cut to so and so" or something like that.
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST
some other white fat guy with a beard,instead of the black guy whose holiday is named after since it is about his birthday.i love the benefits of capitalism..
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST
God, Lauren Graham is hot... And HELL YES the first Die Hard is a Xmas movie! "Oh the weather outside is frightful... !"
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST
It's a fucking classic. I love that movie. Hilarious.
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST
Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie Ever.
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST
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Nov. 22, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST
...so, BBT, leave it matey. Besides, John Ritter and Bernie Mac (the key to the film's hilarity) are no more so just don't fucking bother.
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST
I'm a fan of Bad Santa. I think Billy Bob's career has gone down the crapper. Bad Santa did sort of leave itself open for a sequel. I mean he's still an asshole at the end of the movie. You can have the midget break out of prison or something. You still have Billy Bob living in the kid's house. So what happens when the father gets out of jail? The movie doesn't have to be about him pulling off a crime. It just has to take place at Christmas. The only bad thing is John Ritter was great and will be missed. But I think if they can take the movie in a different direction. But the kid is probably like 18 by now. So how do they work that out? But if Terry is in and Billy Bob wants to do, it why not. They both could use a hit.
Nov. 22, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST
No Bernie Mac, no deal.
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Nov. 22, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST
by D o o d
Does not require a sequel. That film is just so genius. If you haven't seen it, Run and buy it before they completely destroy any memory of it with a sequel!
Nov. 22, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST
If it's a good story why not? However at this point i remain a sceptic.
Nov. 22, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST
People may not be screaming for that, as the film seems to be under the radar, but I really like what's there anyway and I know the film was butchered by the Weinsteins. Love to see Thornton's cut.
Nov. 22, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST
'90s sitcom Hearts Afire, when Billy Bob was a bit on the chunky side, with a full dark beard. Now he looks like Skeletor's cousin.
Nov. 22, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST
I'm no religious theologeon, but wouldn't Jesus have been, y'know, jewish? Not saying you can't be jewish AND black, but historically, wouldn't Jesus be, racially, more Medeterainian than African?
Nov. 22, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST
hmmmmmm.i wonder if that connects with the rumor that Mediah Messiah mentioned about the movie sex scene between BBT and Berry.curious and curious...
Nov. 22, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST
description.but regardless of the proper word,Jesus is certainly not the blond,white guy with the blue eyes,which the western civilization portrays him as.
Nov. 22, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST
Jeezus, that scene where Thornton and Michael Beach murder both households in their twin home invasions...I was dizzy the rest of the movie. Shit was too real.
Nov. 22, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST
has AICN fallen way behind in the announcing of the news? It seems these stories are in other places long before they end up here. Well, more so than in the past anyway. Am I wrong?
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Nov. 22, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST
Carl Franklin did an amazing job on that movie. Everybody gave amazing performances — but that scene was simply devastating.<br><br>
Nov. 22, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST
Uncredited, of course. <p>Not sure a sequel would be a good idea without getting them on board in some way.
Nov. 22, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST
If that makes him black, I'm cool with that.
Nov. 22, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST
It's a wooden pickle.
Nov. 22, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST
That's what needs to happen with the next one, bring back the Christmas theme and Vaughn Monroe Damn It!!!!!!
Nov. 22, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST
since the context of him as a movie star has nothing to do with his first love as a music historian. Watched the ''Q'' interview a while back - fuck that douche. ...and Billy - ''WE'' have the potatoes, AND the gravy, AND the cheese curds - it's called a poutine, fucko.
Nov. 22, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST
Now, was that forty-nine percent, or fifty-one percent? I just can't tell! More great lines in that film than in any dozen other movies.
Nov. 22, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST
Nov. 22, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST
i used to walk in during my favorite scenes to watch the audience react. when i see snow or feel the cold wind or see ornaments instead of making me have a memory connection to christmas it's connected to bad santa. what a great movie. too many classic scenes to remember them all.
Nov. 22, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST
by Rocco Curioso
A Mexican couple with their two kids (one a baby, the other a boy, probably 6 years old) came in after I did and sat in my row (before the movie started). I was next to the the 6 year-old boy, who promptly turned to me and asked "What's this movie about?", to which I replied "How the hell do I know?... I haven't seen it yet". WTF kind of parent takes a kid that age to see "Bad Santa"? Nevertheless, I enjoyed the movie quite a bit, but I don't see the need for a sequel.<P>BTW... @KilliK: Jesus wasn't a black man. If he was, the bible would've been written in ebonics.
Nov. 22, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST
I couldn't believe some parents took their little kids to see Bad Santa. It's not like the trailer or the poster didn't pretty much explain what kind of movie it was going to be. by the way, Jesus didn't write the bible.
Nov. 22, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST
it was fucked up disturbing to hear the offscreen clomp of the slingblade slicing through that asshole's head though. ugh. i wouldn't feel bad if we had public whipping of wife beaters but cutting somebody's head in half is a little too brutal for me.
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Nov. 23, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST
Everyone else in the movie has dropped dead.
Nov. 23, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST
... or maybe "The Sling Blade Christmas Special".
Nov. 23, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST
Now that I would love to see.
Nov. 23, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST
just weak and desperate to shock. people who like it are similar.
Nov. 23, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST
Nov. 23, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST
Think Mariska really wants a part in that?
Nov. 23, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST
...but I remember seeing Bad Santa when it was released, and I was maybe one out of three people in the theater on opening weekend. Can anyone really justify making a sequel?
Nov. 23, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST
by bad santa, that they got it pulled from irish cinemas. I thought it was mediocre. mmm lauren graham. she should be wonder woman.
Nov. 24, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST
"Are you f$ucking with me?"
Nov. 24, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST
Hi Beaks, is Bad Santa Director's Cut (not "Badder") the same cut you saw or close to it? This is a great movie and I'd really like to know about the cut you are talking about.