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:
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."