Sometimes little delicious little nuggets of news are hidden in dry industry press releases, which is exactly the case with "Spring Breakers 2." Talk about burying the lede!
Wild Bunch, a distribution and production company, is bringing a whole mess of films to Cannes that sound downright bananas, a remake of "Maniac Cop" that everyone's been clamoring for since the '80s (#nope), a new Paul Verhoeven rape revenge thriller (#nope), a sexy love triangle from Gaspard Noé (#hellno), and "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming" (#WHAT).
Get those nunchucks ready for a battle between good and evil as the party people of spring break go to war with "an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them." Novelist Irvine Welsh has already written the script, and given the topics of his previous novels like "Trainspotting," "Ecstasy," "Filth," and "Porno," we cannot wait to see what he's cooking up. Welsh and "Trainspotting" director Danny Boyle are currently exploring options for a sequel to "Trainspotting" based on the novel "Porno." Directorial duties will fall to Jonas Akerlund, whose credits include "Spun," "Horsemen," and a whole slew of music videos like Lady Gaga and Beyonce's video for "Telephone." Um, yes.
Wild Bunch's Vincent Maraval confirmed that some of the cast from "Spring Breakers" will be in the second film. "It's not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original," he said, which makes sense if you've seen the movie. The plot sounds a little schlocky -- does anyone remember that Kevin Smith film? -- but with Welsh and Akerlund on board, things could get seriously weird. And we hope they do.
We're already looking forward to whatever insane catchphrase this "Spring Breakers" will come up with, although it will be hard to top James Franco's monologue about all of his awesome "sh--."