Because beating an idea to death is what we all know and love Hollywood for, a long-rumored sequel to the runaway comedy hit The Hangover is now in production. One question that’s been lingering about the sequel, though, was where would it take place? What location could possibly live up to the glittery decadence and depravity that is so deeply ingrained within Las Vegas, the setting of the first film?
Well, if you’re director Todd Phillips, you set your sights high for the comedy gold that’s to be mined out of a country renowned for its 30,000 underage prostitutes and forced human trafficking/ sexual slavery: Thailand! Yes, that Far East hotbed of international intrigue and soulless human exploitation is now confirmed by an inside source to be the setting of the upcoming Hangover 2.
According to ComingSoon.net, “production will move there this fall with a script that sees the characters from the 2009 hit comedy traveling to Asia.”
“Originally rumored by Latino Review last fall, a Thailand-set sequel was debunked by director Todd Phillips in an interview with Collider earlier this year.
“I don’t know,” Phillips stated in response to the claim, “There’s a lot of rumors. There was rumor also that it was going to Mexico or something and neither are true.”
“We can now confirm that Phillips’ comments seem to be a case of misdirection on his part and that Thailand will, indeed, be the primary setting for the sequel, reuniting Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and Zach Galifianakis.”
Forced human slave trade? Unspeakable acts of abnormal depravity? Zach Galifianakis? Oh, Hollywood, you know just what to say to me.
What do you think about sending the Hangover boys to Thailand?