‘Nut Job 2’ Set for Jan. 15, 2016

"The Nut Job" review

Open Road, Redrover, ToonBox, Gulfstream re-teaming

Producers of the animated comedy “Nut Job” are re-teaming for a sequel with an opening date of Jan. 15, 2016.

The producers of the toon — Open Road Films, Redrover Co. Ltd., ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures — announced Thursday that they are on board for the project.

“The Nut Job” opened with $25.7 million over the four-day weekend at the U.S. box office in what’s touted as the biggest independent animated film opening of all time.

Will Arnett voiced the role of a mischievous squirrel who must plan a heist to get into his town’s biggest nut shop in order to help his pals in the park gather food to survive the winter. Other voices include Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Stephen Lang, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias and Sarah Gadon.

“Nut Job” is directed by Peter Lepeniotis from a screenplay by Lorne Cameron and Lepeniotis.

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  1. Rupert says:

    Can’t wait for the porn parody

  2. Rupert says:

    WTF!!!!!

  3. A says:

    The first movie, I think, was better than a lot like to say. Did most of the people who take issue actually watch it? I doubt it.

  4. More Hollywood Stinkers says:

    A sequel? Really? Did the producers buy a two-for-one here? Plenty of people out there with good screenplays for movies that Hollywood will overlook again and again, instead incestuously hiring another Hollywood hack to come up with more stale ideas. Incidentally, utilizing the way overused song “Gangnam Style” in the TV commercials was a clue to many that this film would be a turd. Who made that bad decision?

  5. it performed really poorly-why would they make a sequel?

  6. Tyler says:

    I officially have lost all faith in humanity.

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