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The sequel for ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ will be released 40 years after the original

Spinal Tap II has announced it, a direct sequel to the legendary rock joke This Is Spinal Tap.

The 1984 film, which produced numerous quota scenes – including exploding batteries, “it’s so perfectly in line between stupid and smart” and amps to “go up to 11” – now see its 40th anniversary marked with stories more cliché from rock and dubious. song titles.

Reiner will direct the sequel and return as filmmaker Marty DiBergi, while David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) also to play with the brash group English.

“The plan is to make a sequel that comes out on the 40th anniversary of the original film and I can tell you that hardly a day goes by without someone saying, ‘Why don’t you do another one?'” Reiner said with the deadline later. the notice.

“For many years we said ‘no.’ It wasn’t until we came up with the right idea for how to do it. You just want to do it, for the sake of doing it. with the story. “

Shearer, McKean, and Guest toured as Spinal Tap in real life, and Reiner explained that their recent lack of time together inspired the basis for the sequel.

“The idea was that Ian Faith, who was their manager, died. In fact, Tony Hendra died. Ian’s widow inherited a contract that said Spinal Tap owed them one more gig. We will do it. For all these years we’ve been going through a lot of bad blood, and they’re thrown back together and forced to deal with each other and play this concert. “

The director also said that many of the scenes in the original were inspired by real events, and that he intends to include “guest appearances” from bands that have had similar adventures over the years: “There were many We have bands that have experienced them, they have shared their experiences, so we hope to include some of that in the film, “he explained.

On his return as director who filmed the band in the original, Reiner said, “I’m playing Marty DiBergi again. The band was upset with the first film. They thought I had done a whirlwind job and here’s a chance for me redeem yourself. ” I’m a big fan and I felt bad that they didn’t like what they saw in the first film. “

“When I found out they might be coming back together, I was a visiting professor assistant at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts. I dropped everything to document this last concert.”

Spinal Tap II will be released on March 19, 2024. You can watch the trailer for the original movie above.

The news comes just 10 days after Shearer announced the news that Ric Parnell, played by fictional drummer Mick Shrimpton on This Is Spinal Tap, had died at the age of 70.

In the film, Parnell’s character spontaneously burns at the end, following the joke that the previous drummers in the group die in the same way. The musician also performed on the soundtrack of the film, and on a subsequent album, Break Like The Wind, released in 1992.


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