I suspect it's because the generally chaste Anne Hathaway got extra-sexy in Havoc -- whereas Havoc 2 stars TV starlet Amber Tamblyn. And the logical assumption is that Ms. Tamblyn will also show some now-of-age skin in the new flick. According to the IMDb the "sequel" is about a (very) tight-knit group of high school friends who 'hook up' only with each other. Until, that is, one girl finds a new boy she likes ... and that's when nutty girl Billie (Kelli Garner) gets all psycho-emo. Perhaps the Havoc series will run for years; whenever another Disney-scrubbed starlet wants to shed her goody-two-shoes image and drop some threads for the camera, New Line could kick-start another Havoc flick! Put me in charge of that division!
Aha, our own report from early last year offers a quick correction: This was not a New Line pick-up, but a full-bore New Line production. But yes, in the formative stages it was known as simply Normal Adolescent Behavior and not Havoc 2. Back then the project was described as a "darkly comic look at sexual politics among precocious and privileged teenagers." Now it looks like a festival flick that's been branded with a silly name for little besides reasons of marketing. Needless to say ... I'll be renting it. (Check out the cover art over at DVDActive.com.)