Spinal Tap II is coming, will reunite the director and the original actors
We’re going back to Stonehenge, folks – Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guestand Harry Scherer have announced that they will be reuniting for the long-awaited sequel to It is spinal valve.
Spine Tap II will be led by Reiner, who directed the first film. He said Deadline, “The plan is to do a sequel that will be released on the 40th anniversary of the original film – and I can tell you that hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t say, ‘Why wouldn’t you not another?’ For so many years we said, ‘Nah.’ It wasn’t until we came up with the right idea of how to do this. You don’t just want to do it to do it. You want to honor the first one and push it a bit further with the story.
While the script is still being developed by McKean, Guest, Schererand Reinerthe acclaimed director gave a small taste of what we can expect from goofy rockers forty years later.
“They’ve played at Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium, all over the country and in Europe. They haven’t spent any time together recently…Ian Faith, who was their manager, has died…The Ian’s widow inherited a contract that said Spinal Tap owed them one more gig. She was basically going to sue them if they didn’t. All those years and a lot of bad blood that we’re gonna get into, and they’re put back together and forced to take care of each other and play this gig.”
It’s Spinal Tap will celebrate its 40th anniversaryand birthday in 2024. He’d maintained a hugely popular cult comedy and spawned great lines such as “This one goes to 11”, which – if you know a musician – you’ve laughed at together many times. This year also saw the unfortunate death of Eric Parnellbest known as drummer Mick Shrimpwho “died” in the film from spontaneous combustion.
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