James Franco Speaks Out on SPRING BREAKERS 2


Following last week’s news that Spring Breakers is getting a sequel, here comes James Franco news that he’s clearly not on board for the film which is titled Spring Breakers: The Second Coming.

Moreover, he doesn’t think the sequel should be made at all, saying it is being done without his or director Harmony Korine’s consent. He added,

“it will be a horrible film.”

Okay then. The 36-year-old star of the first film continued to say producers behind the follow-up are

“capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel,” and urged “everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship.”

Obviously, Oscar nominee Franco is not involved with the Jonas Akerlund-directed sequel that will reportedly follow a new group of friends battling an extreme militant Christian sect attempting to convert them.

None other than Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh is writing the Spring Breakers: The Second Coming script, which has been described by Wild Bunch co-founder Vincent Maraval as,

“not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original.”.

I think comparing Spring Breakers to Taxi Driver (“Can you imagine someone making the sequel to Taxi Driver without Scorsese and De Niro’s consents?”) is a bit amusing, but I can understand why he’s annoyed.

The flick is being shopped to buyers at Cannes, and below you can see a photo of the billboard being used to promote the pic (via Collider).