'Spring Breakers' Is Getting a Sequel
Apparently, spring break is forever.
The Harmony Korine montage-packed, bikini-filled opus that is Spring Breakers is getting a sequel. Screen Daily reports that production company Wild Bunch will be bringing a follow-up to the 2012 party flick to the Cannes Film Festival Market.
Titled Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, the movie centers around what happens when the titular partiers encounter "an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them." Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is said to have penned the script, while Jonas Akerlund -- the man behind Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" and "Telephone" music videos -- plans to direct the feature.
"It's not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original," says Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval, adding there will be a mix of new and old cast in the production.
Previously, Ashley Benson -- one of the four main characters -- discussed the idea of a sequel in a Twitter chat.
@Cosmopolitan funny thing There's been talk about Doing a sequel. I think it can only be done once. It would be interesting #CosmoAshleyAs for James Franco's iconic character Alien, who -- spoiler alert -- perished in the ending of Spring Breakers? He may still appear in the second film. According to the actor behind the diamond-encrusted grills, the idea of the sequel being a prequel has also been tossed around.
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) February 5, 2014
"When we were making the movie, there was talk of a prequel. My character and Gucci Mane's character were supposed to have been former friends, so we at one time talked about, 'What was that like? Let’s make that movie!'" Franco told MTV. "So there's that. There's a prequel version, or there's the version of Alien's friend or something. I don’t know."