‘Spring Breakers’ Sequel in the Works

“Spring break forever” indeed — Wild Bunch is working on a “Spring Breakers” sequel, the production company has confirmed.

‘Spring Breakers’ Sequel in the Works | MarkMeets Film News |
“Spring Breakers: The Second Coming” won’t feature the same cast (Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco) as the first installment, but will instead showcase a new group of girls battling against a group of militant Christians trying to convert them.

“It’s not a direct sequel, although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original,” Wild Bunch co-founder Vincent Maraval told ScreenDaily. Jonas Åkerlund, the Swedish director behind some of Lady Gaga’s most elaborate music videos, will direct the project, while Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has written the script.

The first Spring Breakers film pushed a lot of buttons when it hit boxes office in 2013. Audiences debated whether the film creepily indulged the male gaze or fought back against it with atypical female characters. The sequel seems committed to controversial topics, as the likely bikini-clad ladies will face off against a “militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them.”

The first film garnered a bit of a cult following, and grossed $31 million worldwide. Reviews were mixed, but Franco’s performance as Alien was especially praised.

Irvine Welsh (“Trainspotting,” “Filth”) will pen the script, and Jonas Akerlund (“Spun,” “Small Apartments”) will direct.

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