Last week it was /spring-breakers-2-moves-forward-with-trainspotting-writer/announced that Spring Breakers: The Second Coming was moving forward, a sequel to Harmony Korine's 2013 original Spring Breakers. Star of the first film James Franco, who played hip-hop drug dealer and gun enthusiast Alien, is now speaking out against this follow-up, claiming it's a poison ship for all involved.

Obviously, James Franco is not involved with the sequel. Neither is Harmony Korine. Neither party has anything to do with the movie, which is being written by Irvine Welsh, the Scottish writer behind Trainspotting and the upcoming crime comedy Filth starring James McAvoy, and directed by cult auteur Jonas Åkerlund, best known for the 2002 drug thriller Spun.

This is what James Franco had to say about Spring Breakers: The Second Coming:

STATEMENT ABOUT Spring Breakers 2: This is not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent. The original was wholly Harmony's creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel. I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship. It will be a terrible film, with a horrible reason d'être: to make money off someone else's creativity. Can you imagine someone making the sequel to Taxi Driver without Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's consents? Insanity! I'm speaking up for Harmony and his original vision and for any creative person who cares about preserving artistic integrity.

Muse Productions owns the concept to the first film and does not need Harmony Korine or James Franco's consent in making a sequel. This new story follows a group of Spring Breakers who do battle with an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them.

Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval, the man responsible for getting the sequel moving forward, had this to say,

"It's not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original."

You can check out the first banner/poster for Spring Breakers: The Second Coming spotted at Cannes, where the film is being sold (courtesy of Collider and photographer Talia Soghomonian).

Spring Breakers 2 Poster
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