Where does it go next? More Horrible Bosses? Horribler Bosses? Horrible Bosses: Die More Horribly? Let us know what you think.
For the uninitiated, Horrible Bosses gave us three sorry protagonists in the shape of Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day, each with their own horrible boss who they were keen to be rid of. You can catch our reviews of the film here to see what we thought of it. It was not the sort of film that obviously needed a sequel, given that, as tends to be the case with most Hollywood fare that is not drawn up with a franchise in mind, everything is wrapped up pretty neatly at the end, yet here we are.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who scripted the original, are set to have signed up to write the sequel and director Seth Gordon is said to be being courted to return as well. Given their respective impressive comedic touches, each of the principals will hopefully return too, though one would expect all concerned to hold fire until they get sight of the script. With a reported worldwide return of $200m+ on an initial outlay of $35m, perhaps the sums speak for themselves in showing the driving force behind this sequel.
One can only hope that we will be given something altogether more imaginative, more intelligent and more worthwhile than last year’s lazy sequel to The Hangover. Watch this space.