Back in January, it was reported that MGM wanted to jump back into the Hot Tub Time Machine, the 2010 comedy which earned $64.6 million worldwide on a budget of $36 million and was a big hit on home video.
Today, at WonderCon, star Craig Robinson told ComingSoon.net that they will start shooting the sequel in June! Robinson is at WonderCon to present the upcoming comedy This is the End.
The previous report said that Rob Corddry, Robinson and Clark Duke were in talks to reprise their roles in the sequel, but that John Cusack was not involved yet. Director Steve Pink would also return.
The first film follows a group of best friends who’ve become bored with their adult lives: Adam (Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Corddry) is a party guy who can’t find the party; Nick’s (Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Duke) won’t leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads’ pounding, in the year 1986. It’s their chance to kick some past and change their futures.