'Spring Breakers' Sequel in the Works But Without Harmony Korine
Considering the story of last year's outlandish Spring Breakers doesn't really lend itself to a sequel, we're a little bit perplexed about this report from ScreenDaily saying that Wild Bunch is bringing the title Spring Breakers: The Second Coming to Cannes. But then again, since director Harmony Korine, who actually made a poignant statement in the film that wasn't legitimately glorifying guns and girls, isn't involved, it makes perfect sense. Instead, the project has Small Apartments director Jonas Åkerlund on board to direct with a script coming from Trainspotting and Filth writer Irvine Welsh. What's the story?
Well, in what sounds like Red State meets Spring Breakers, the logline describes the film following, "the Spring Breakers doing battle with an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them." With a script from Irvine Welsh, this has the potential to be a subversive sequel, but at the same time, producers seem desperate to link this to the acclaim for Spring Breakers saying, "It’s not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original."
The idea of making a sequel to Spring Breakers just seems odd because anyone who was tricked into seeing the first film thinking it was something it's not by the MTV marketing likely won't be interested. Meanwhile, any of the cinephiles and critics who enjoyed and praised the film probably won't be interested without the presence of Harmony Korine. And will any of the old cast members actually return as the producers seem to desire? Anyway, the film is just now going to Cannes, so depending on how sales go we'll either see production move quickly, or may never hear of this project again. Do you want a Spring Breakers 2?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
The headline of this article made me cringe... but then learning that Irvine Welsh and the visual genius of Jonas Akerlund... there's really no better duo to try out the sequel. No need for a sequel, but if there's gonna be one, i like this pairing. Also...I really fucking hope this doesn't start some American Pie presents type thing where they have 40 sequels all only linked together by 1 character (20 bucks says it's one of the creepy twins)
Alex Williams on May 6, 2014
April 1st was a long time ago, guys.
Nielsen700 on May 6, 2014
No. Especially because it's not Harmony Korine and because the first one ended on a pretty definitive note. So really, I've officially had it with all these pointless sequels.
DavideCoppola on May 6, 2014
Why? the first 40 min "movie" was ok, then they replayed all the scenes like 3 times. Making a so so story a drug out crap fest.
Brian Sleider on May 6, 2014
Still amazed anyone liked the first one, it was one of the most annoying movies I've ever seen.
cuckoozey on May 6, 2014
I was not a fan of the first one. A sequel without the creative mind behind it sounds like a terrible idea.
DAVIDPD on May 6, 2014
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