Billy Bob Thornton is back for “Bad Santa 2” as Willie Soke Miramax have announced. The sequel to the 2003 christmas themed black comedy is expected to be released in the Holiday season of 2016. Broad Green pictures will partner Miramax to co-finance the film.

“We’ve been waiting far too long to see Billy Bob’s Willie Soke mess with the holiday season in his own unique way”

Said Miramax’s Zanne Devine. Principal photography will begin in Montreal in January. The first movie about a thief who impersonates Santa to rob shopping malls made $76 million on a budget of $23 million.

Source: Variety