Saturday, 17 May 2014

Spring Breakers sequel announced

Despite it's moderate success, last year's neon hued, bikini clad criminal trip Spring Breakers seemed like unlikely to generate a sequel. However, Wild Bunch have just announced that Spring Breakers: The Second Coming is currently in development.

"It's not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original," Wild Bunch co-chief Maraval tells Screen International adding that there will be a mix of cast members from the first film with new actors. The plot finds a group of spring breakers taking on extreme militant Christians who attempt to convert them.

Original writer and director Harmony Korine isn't involved in the sequel, and we're not yet sure whether he's given it his blessing. Spun's (2002) Jonas Akerlund will handle directorial chores, with Irvine Welsh (Filth) on script duty. He certainly seems like the right sort of writer for the project.

The rights to the new movie will be sold at Cannes this year.

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