17 years after writer-director James Merendino explored the Utah punk scene in the cult classic SLC Punk!, the filmmaker has returned for his long-awaited follow-up Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2. The film will be released in select theaters from February 11 through February 15 via Tugg, before debuting on Digital Download February 16 and DVD, VOD and Digital HD March 8. To get fans ready for this long-awaited sequel, Cinedigm has provided us with an exclusive clip, featuring original stars Devon Sawa and James Duval reprising their roles as Sean and John the Mod.
James Merendino returns to the wild world of Salt Lake City punk's underground with his new feature Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2. Garnering a fan following, along with an Independent Spirit Award nomination, for his 1999 cult hit SLC Punk!, Merendino's highly anticipated follow-up was partially financed by a highly successful Indiegogo campaign. Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 will be available exclusively February 11 through February 15 (and non-exclusively after that date) to audiences via Tugg screenings in theaters across the country.
Ben Schnetzer (Pride), Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spider-Man), rapper/musician Colson "Machine Gun Kelly" Baker (Beyond the Lights) and Sarah Clarke (Twilight, Bosch) star in this wildly entertaining exploration of anarchy in SLC. Original cast members Devon Sawa (Final Destination), Michael A. Goorjian (Party of Five), Adam Pascal (Rent) and James Duval (The Doom Generation), will reprise their roles from the original SLC Punk!.
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 follows Ross (Schnetzer), the teenage love child of the late "Heroin Bob" (Goorjian) and Trish (Clarke), Penny (Marks) and Crash (Baker) on a rowdy road trip through the Utah hinterlands to see a huge punk show. During their odyssey, and with the help of a healthy dose of drugs, alcohol and punk music, Ross shreds his darkly Gothic outlook and embraces life. However, when his mother learns that he is in crisis, she recruits his "uncles," Bob's old SLC gang, to help find him. When all collide at the concert, they are forced to deal with their unresolved relationships with Bob.
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 was produced by Andrea Kreuzhage and co-producer Severine Ferrari, executively produced by John Bedell, with Branden Steineckert as co-executive producer. You can visit Tugg.com/titles/slc-punk-2 to find out about hosting a screening in your community, or to see if this long-awaited sequel is playing in a theater near you. Take a look at our exclusive clip below for Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2.