Production company Wild Bunch has announced plans for a sequel to Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers. The follow-up will form part of the company’s upcoming slate at Cannes.
From the brief synopsis offered up, this time around the Breakers in question will do “battle with an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them.” Blimey. Sounds as mad as the first flick. Expect bikini-clad teens wielding an arsenal of weapons.
Tentatively titled Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, intentions are to generate interest prior to selling the film at the prestigious festival this month. And by the looks of the talent attached, they should have no problem there. Set to direct is Spun and Small Apartments director Jonas Akerlund, confirming star James Franco’s comments that original director Korine had no interest in revisiting the material.
If you’ve any fear over the sequel losing the gritty verve of the first nutty outing, then this ought to settle your nerves: author of Trainspotting and Filth, Irvine Welsh, is on board to write the script. Unfortunately, there’s no word as yet on whether the original cast will make an appearance, as according to producers, “it’s not a direct sequel, although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original.”
The first Spring Breakers, released in 2012, followed the bizarre experiences of a bunch of college girls around the infamous spring break. Cue a spiral into drug use, crime, and doing a few drive-bys to make ends meet. Along with Franco as the aptly-named Alien, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine starred as the college girls on a mission. Question is, will any of them be back for more criminal activity?
We’ll keep you posted when more news emerges from Cannes later this month.
What do you think of the line-up for the Spring Breakers sequel? Excited about more scantily-clad girlies charging around getting into a whole host of hi-jinks? Sound off below!
Source: Screen Daily