The good news is that a Spring Breakers sequel is in the works. The bad news is that Harmony Korine is not involved, and its unlikely that any of the original cast members will make an appearance.

Titled Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, the film isn't without a bit of prestige. This sequel is being written by Irvine Welsh, the Scottish writer behind Trainspotting and the upcoming crime comedy Filth starring James McAvoy. It will be directed by cult auteur Jonas Åkerlund, best known for the 2002 drug thriller Spun.

The story centers on a group of Spring Breakers who do battle with an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them. The film will be marketed and hopefully sold at Cannes.

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

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

Muse Productions out of Los Angeles, which owns the concept to the first film, is producing the sequel alongside Wild Bunch and French distributor Mars Films. The original starred former Disney princesses Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, who team up with Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine for a crime fueled spring break trip in Florida. Once they land in jail, a manipulative drug dealer named Alien (James Franco) sets them free, using them for his own nefarious deeds.

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