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Billy Bob Thornton Re-Teams With ONE FALSE MOVE Co-Writer Tom Epperson On JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR! Also Teases A BAD SANTA Sequel!

Beaks here...

If you're a fan of ONE FALSE MOVE (and you should be), then the idea of Billy Bob Thornton reuniting with writing partner Tom Epperson on a new project should be cause for some celebration. This weekend at the FASTER junket, Thornton revealed to Collider's Steve "Frosty" Weintraub that he's currently working with Epperson on a screenplay titled JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR - a likely reference to the 1966 Buick Electra 225 in which the actress was killed forty-three years ago when her driver plowed into the rear of a tractor trailer. Thornton didn't let slip any plot details, but he did seem pleased with the title. "It's a dandy, if I do say so," said Thornton. Thornton also mentioned that there have been discussions about doing a sequel to the magnificent BAD SANTA. Here's what he told Weintraub...
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.

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  • Nov. 22, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by DangerDave

    In your face, you First Jerk offs.

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Given that Billy Bob is scared of Antiques

    by DangerDave

    Is this wise?

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by Cletus Van Damme

    It's that Bad Santa time of year :)

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Billy Bob meltdown..

    by BookhouseBoy

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    What happened to BBT? last time i checked

    by KilliK

    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

    Love 'Bad Santa'. The idea of a sequel? Eh, not so much.

    by AzulTool

    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

    Better yet, what ever happened to Carl Franklin?

    by skimn

    One False Move is a minor classic.

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    You forgot the other Xmas classic ....

    by Grooveraider


  • Nov. 22, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Bad Santa II doesn't excite me too much

    by lochkray

    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

    "Bad Santa" is a Classic?!!!!

    by notcher

    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

    I was just about to post the meltdown

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    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

    ah Christmas. the holiday where people are celebrating

    by KilliK

    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

    "Fuck Me, Santa! Fuck Me, Santa! Fuck Me, Santa!"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    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

    More Bad Santa please!

    by fiester

    It's a fucking classic. I love that movie. Hilarious.

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    "Now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho."

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie Ever.

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    anal sex.

    by Mike_D

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    You can't top Bad Santa...

    by workshed, 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

    The only way a sequel can work

    by Cobb05

    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

    Good point, workshed

    by WriteForTheEdit

    No Bernie Mac, no deal.

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Bad Santa

    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

    Bad Santa was fun

    by Sprinky

    If it's a good story why not? However at this point i remain a sceptic.

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Will we ever get an "All the Pretty Horses" directors cut?

    by IndustryKiller!

    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

    John Ritter and Billy Bob - I remember the early

    by skimn

    '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

    Re: "Black guy the holiday is named after"

    by lochkray

    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

    "Now he looks like Skeletor's cousin."

    by KilliK

    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...

  • 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

    Still got PTSD from ONE FALSE MOVE...

    by BurnHollywood

    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

    Is it just me or...

    by azguki

    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?

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST


    by brocknroll

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I said NEXT goddammit, this is NOT the DMV

    by brocknroll

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    I don't want any sandwiches, what is it with you and your fuckin

    by brocknroll

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Wish in one hand, shit in the other

    by brocknroll

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    BurnHollywood, that was a brutal, brutal scene…

    by blakindigo

    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

    The Coens worked on the BAD SANTA script

    by caruso_stalker217

    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

    Jesus looked like Dustin Hoffman with an afro and a tan.

    by AzulTool

    If that makes him black, I'm cool with that.

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    "I made you a present!"

    by notcher

    It's a wooden pickle.

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 1 & 2 are BOTH Christmas movies!!!

    by notcher

    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

    Guess Billy won't be doing press for his new movie......

    by spidar40

    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

    They can't all be winners!

    by zinc_chameleon

    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

    i worked at a theater in college when bad santa released

    by antonphd

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    i worked at a theater in college when bad santa released

    by antonphd

    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

    I remember when I saw "Bad Santa" in the theatre

    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

    Rocco Curioso

    by antonphd

    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

    sling blade was pretty good

    by antonphd

    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.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Best Christmas film = Gremlins

    by windomearle39

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST

    " NOT gay!!"

    by TheManWhoCan

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    They better hurry and make it

    by br1947

    Everyone else in the movie has dropped dead.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Would much rather see Sling Blade 2...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    ... or maybe "The Sling Blade Christmas Special".

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    U-Turn: "The Mechanic" Part 2

    by IamZardoz

    Now that I would love to see.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Bad Santa Sucked

    by MST3KPIMP

    just weak and desperate to shock. people who like it are similar.

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by AzulTool

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Wasn't she decapitated?

    by Liberal_Warrior

    Think Mariska really wants a part in that?

  • Nov. 23, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    BIG FAN!

    by 2for2true

    ...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

    irish parents were so outraged...

    by emeraldboy

    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

    Bad Santa but Badder Santa was bleeping amazing!

    by btc909

    "Are you f$ucking with me?"

  • Nov. 24, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    The Director' Cut, Beaks?

    by Abhimanyu

    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.