I enjoy Hot Tub Time Machine, it’s full of funny people doing their thing, having fun, but it’s not the greatest movie ever or anything like that. And it made a little money ($64 million worldwide against a $36 million budget), and was successful enough, but hardly a hit. Despite those facts, however, it didn’t seem like anyone was out there clamoring for a sequel. But we all know that’s never stopped a studio before, and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 opens early next year (after being bumped from Christmas), and there’s this new trailer to remind you of that fact.
Most of the key players are back for this go round, with Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, and Clarke Duke all reprising their roles from the first film. John Cusack is the notable absence, but it looks like his place in the quartet has been filled by Parks and Recreations’ Adam Scott, which isn’t a bad choice all things considered.