2010’s shock comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine” wasn’t a record-breaking blockbuster, but MGM is ready for another dip nonetheless. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is in early talks with Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke to reprise their roles from the original. John Cusack, who also starred in the original, is not involved in discussions at this time.
Talks appear to be centering around Rob Corddry collaborating on a script with Steve Pink, who directed the original.
“Hot Tub Time Machine” was about a group of bored, middle-aged men, who through travel back in time to the eighties, in particular to a particularly fateful night in their lives. The movie only grossed in the $50 million-plus range theatrically, but turned into a much bigger hit on the home entertainment market.
It was also the last movie released by MGM before filing for bankruptcy.
All of the principals from the original have been working steadily, and director Pink just wrapped Screen Gems’ remake of “About Last Night.” No contracts are inked yet, but if the deals fall together the production reportedly will be fast-tracked.