Look at this ish: As first reported by Screen Daily, production company Wild Bunch is bringing a sequel to "Spring Breakers" to the Cannes Film Festival Film Market. The new film, titled "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming," will focus on what happens when the title partiers encounter "an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them." Irvine Welsh, the author of "Trainspotting," wrote the script; Jonus Akerlund has plans to direct.
As Wild Bunch's Vincent Maraval told Screen Daily, the new film will not be a "direct sequel" to 2013's "Spring Breakers," but will feature references to that film's original characters. Whether that includes James Franco's iconic Alien is unclear. The ever-quotable "Spring Breakers" breakout dies at the end of the first film (R.I.P.), but Franco did tell MTV that there had been talk of the second "Spring Breakers" film being a prequel.
"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 said. "So there's that. There's a prequel version, or there's the version of Alien's friend or something. I don’t know."
Ashley Benson, Franco's "Spring Breakers" co-star and a survivor from the first film, also discussed the possibility of a sequel earlier this year.
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) February 5, 2014
The first film, which was written and directed by Harmony Korine, earned $31 million worldwide and provided us with this moment of pop culture perfection.
For more on the possible sequel, head to Screen Daily.