Paramount to Distribute MGM's 'Hot Tub Time Machine' Sequel
MGM is partnering with Paramount for worldwide distribution of the sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine.
The film, which will be released in 2014, is a follow-up to the 2010 comedy. It sees the return of stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke as friends who have a time-traveling hot tub. Steve Pink returns to direct a screenplay from Josh Heald. Adam Scott has also joined the cast, and Andrew Panay is producing.
Paramount will distribute the film theatrically and via home video worldwide, with select international territories being handled theatrically by MGM.
The original Hot Tub Time Machine was released by MGM in March 2010. It earned $14 million in its debut and went on to earn a worldwide gross of $64.6 million. It was one of MGM's top-performing movies of all time on digital formats and on demand.
MGM and Paramount have partnered on several projects, including G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and the upcoming Hercules, which stars Dwayne Johnson and is directed by Brett Ratner (due for release on July 25, 2014).