Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a follow-up to the hit 2010 comedy, which featured the adventures of four friends as they were transported back to 1986 via a hot tub time machine at a ski resort. This sequel, which is scheduled to be released on February 20, 2015, by Paramount Pictures, follows the returning characters of Nick and Jacob, who must use the hot tub time machine again to help save their friend Lou. The movie is directed by Steve Pink, who directed the first installment. Also returning is writer Josh Heald, who is joined by writers Sean Anders and John Morris. Hot Tub Time Machine 2’s cast features Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry, who reprise their roles as Nick, Jacob and Lou, respectively. Additional cast members include Adam Scott as Adam Yates, Jr., Collette Wolfe as Kelly, and Chevy Chase as the Repairman.
Hot Tub Time Machine was produced for $36 million and grossed over $50 million at USA theatres alone. In addition, the film has had a successful run through DVD rentals and on-demand Internet streaming services such as netflix. Therefore, it is expected that Paramount Pictures will enjoy a successful box office return on the sequel. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has a runtime of 93 minutes and is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for crude sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, drug use and some violence. Following the release of the film in the USA, the movie will be released in Russia and the Ukraine on March 26, 2015, followed by Australian and New Zealand on April 9, 2015 and the UK and Ireland on April 10, 2015.