‘Horrible Bosses’ Sequel Moves Forward

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein have signed onto write the sequel, with Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis also set to return.

New Line is putting together a sequel for Horrible Bosses
New Line is putting together a sequel for Horrible Bosses
New Line Cinema is moving forward on a sequel to their hit summer comedy Horrible Bosses, which took in over $200 million worldwide.

Original writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein have signed deals to write the sequel, with stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis all expected to return. The studio is also in talks with director Seth Gordon to helm the sequel.

The comedy, which only cost $35 million to make, became a surprise summer hit, earning $117 million at the domestic box office and $209 million worldwide. The story followed three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) who are all sick of being mistreated by their bosses, and band together to kill their employers, one by one.

It isn't known when New Line is aiming to get this sequel into production, but it seems that all of the pieces are falling into place rather quickly.

Horrible Bosses was released July 8th, 2011 and stars Jason Bateman, P.J. Byrne, Steve Wiebe, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Day, Lindsay Sloane, Michael Albala, Jennifer Aniston. The film is directed by Seth Gordon.

Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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Comments (27)

  1. slysnide

    I still wanna see the first one, but it sounded like a nice stand alone original piece. So this is just another example of shameless Hollywood greed.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. Dragon1991

    This kind of movie begs for no sequels.

    3 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  3. ejk1

    @moviegeek Hahaha....good one, and yet sad at the same time.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. moviegeek

    @ejk1 When they decided to not make another Paranormal Activity movie!

    Oh... wait.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  5. ejk1

    @incmob@moviegeek Agreed, but when was the last time Hollywood did the sensible thing?

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. moviegeek

    The movie was good? But sequel?

    @incmob exactly. Office Space.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  7. CelluloidDreams

    'Horrible Bosses" was ok ....I would give a C+...Got old real fast....and stale.....Part 2....WHY!?

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  8. Replicant

    Yeah, not as funny as I hoped from the trailers, but I still liked it enough to watch again sometime. But no sequel please.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  9. WongFu

    I would just say no to any amount of money, I wish they would stop making horrible sequels and horrible films and put that money to good use.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  10. incmob

    this is a bad idea... so would an office space 2 or big lebowski 2... horrible bosses reminded me a lot of office space, and i loved it, but i agree as soon as i read this news and scrolled down i felt like everyone else that this could be another hangover 2, just leave it alone and make something else.

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

  11. Salemwolf711

    could be good i enjoyed the first one i would like to see what they do with this one

    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  12. Jimthar

    this is stupid. what's gonna happen, are they ALL going to get jobs again that ALL happen to have a "horrible boss" again and they're ALL going to have to find indirect ways to kill them AGAIN? this is a totally unnecessary sequel and it's another case of overmilking the cow.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Hope it doesn't end up like Hangover

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. Corey W.

    The first movie was f*cking awesome! Super funny. As much as I'd love to see these characters back again, I'd hate to see it end up like The Hangover. Then again, Hangover 2 was a rehased plot. What, are they gonna go and kill bosses again? haha.

    If they come up with a good story, I'm game.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  15. ZenTTox

    @pjwolsker Agreed

    3 years agoby @zenttoxFlag

  16. Pjwolsker

    if anyone thinks this is a good idea.. you suck at life

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  17. Geof36

    It's The Hangover all over again.

    3 years agoby @geof36Flag

  18. Nicholaus XX

    @SpaceCowboy -- Maybe they have to try to kill their new bosses? Or at least help others do so? Who knows.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  19. Stansfield

    I was let down by this movie big time. It looked promising in the trailers, but when I watched it I kept finding myself asking "When is this going to get funny?" It had a couple of great cast members that were given sh*t to do. A sequel is a stupid idea...but if Hollywood thinks they can make a buck, they'll try.

    3 years agoby @StansfieldFlag

  20. SpaceCowboy

    How could there be a sequel?

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  21. Mike Garand

    Fine the way it is.

    3 years agoby @mike-garandFlag

  22. red_ruddy

    I loved this movie I think they should just leave it alone
    But hey maybe they got a pretty good story going

    3 years agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  23. ZenTTox

    I am failing to understand why anyone thought that proceeding with a sequel to a movie that was so painful to watch it actually hurt.

    The trailer for the first movie showed promise and potential, but the trailer was really the only highlight of the film. There were a few scenes that were comical but those were so far and few between that everything about this movie was pointless.

    3 years agoby @zenttoxFlag

  24. TheDude1

    The first movie was quite funny but I see no reason for a sequel. Simply another money grub from a Hollywood studio.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  25. Watchall Hasson

    The first film was RUBBISH. Yeah i'll say it "Horrible Movie" Great movie if you want to take a nap thou.

    3 years agoby @Watchall-HassonFlag

  26. ROFLitschristian

    I had such high hopes for this movie, mostly because, hi, Charlie Day. It just never picked up for me. I had to leave the film before it finished, but I still haven't gotten that crave to finish it. I say no.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  27. MovieManiac

    The first movie was hilarious but i don't know if this will work.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

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