Famed UK character actor Ricky Tomlinson has recently confirmed that he will reprise his role as hapless football, (soccer, for all our international readers), manager Mike Basset in a sequel to the 2001 British comedy Mike Basset: England Manager.
The sequel will be titled Mike Basset: Interim Manager and the plot of the movie will apparently deal with Basset being drafted in to the England camp to serve as assistant manager to a newly appointed German coach Jorgen Mannstein. Of course the scope here for 70’s based xenophobic, ‘don’t mention ze war‘, British based humour is endless…if that’s what rocks your U-boat.
For a low budget movie the original managed to rake in £3.5m in box office receipts but that was nearly 15 years ago and although it made a profit, critics gave it mediocre ratings.
Mike Basset: Interim Manager will start shooting later this year.