Great news everyone – one of the worst movies of last year that was actually kinda good in the way that it was completely stupid and ridiculous, yet highly quotable, is going to get a sequel. Why? I have no idea, but I’m sure it probably has something to do with how everyone in the whole world is wondering just what happened to the Spring Breakers after they turned into stone cold killers and wiped out the drug cartel at the end of the first movie.
The bad news is that the movie is going ahead without its main visionary Harmony Korine (he wrote and directed it if you didn’t know, and is also responsible for a whole load of trash movies like Gummo, Kids and Ken Park) although it could possibly be saved by the fact that they’ve somehow roped in Irvine Welsh (who wrote Trainspotting if you actually didn’t know that) to write it. Unfortunately the director is some dude called Jonan Ã…kerlund who is best known for making The Prodigy’s Smack My Bitch Up video. To be fair that’s a pretty good video but it doesn’t really leave me thinking that this movie is likely to be an instant classic.
Fans of the original will be pleased to hear that the plot of the movie will have absolutely nothing to do with the original – although there will be ‘references’ to the original cast, so anyone who actually bothered to learn their names will be in for a treat – and will centre around a new group of Spring Breakers fighting against a radical militant Christian cult who are attempting to convert them to their religion. Sounds almost as plausible as the first movie then.
James Franco is being typically mysterious and weird about whether he’ll make an appearance but we’re betting he’ll show up with a bunch more of his stuff.
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