But upon its July release, 'Horrible Bosses' proved skeptics wrong, raking in a cool $209 million worldwide. Now it looks like Warner Bros. executives are looking for that second lightning strike.
Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have agreed to pen a sequel to the macabre comedy. Word is that Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis would return to star as well. The studio is also in talks with director Seth Gordon to once again direct.
Will 'Horrible Bosses 2' fall victim to a 'The Hangover II'-like disappointment or, once again, exceed expectations? Check back in 2013 or 2014 for your answer.