There are some pretty great, and some pretty awful movie titles out there. From something long like Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, some titles just don’t work. Luckily, a few good screenwriters feel the same way, and bring us Hot Tub Time Machine.
The premise sounds pretty much like bliss once you hear the names involved. Four guys decide to bond on a ski trip and party hard all night on Red Bull and Vodka. They continue the night in the house’s hot tub, which transports them to 1986, where hi-jinks then ensue.
The aforementioned names involved are John Cusack, Craig Robinson (The Office, Zach and Miri Make a Porno), Clark Duke (Sex Drive, Superbad), and Rob Corddry (What Happens in Vegas, Harold and Kumar 2). The film basically looks like The Hangover meets Back to the Future, with a little bit of Click thrown in for heart.
From a collective of screenwriters, the film seems to have gotten it’s impressive cast from their previous film connections. The team of Sean Anders and John Morris got Clark Duke from Sex Drive and director Steve Pink has a lengthy history with John Cusack, including High Fidelity and Grosse Point Blank.
Below, you can see the first two trailers for the film, the first being the original Red Band teaser, which highlights Craig Robinson going on a coke fit on how time travel works using the film Terminator as a guide. The second trailer is the recently released Green Band version, which gives us more of the romantic twist of the film.
Also starring Chevy Chase, Crispin Glover, and Kat Dennings, Hot Tub Time Machine hits theaters on March 19th, 2010.