The cult classic of the 80s that will have a sequel


In the era of revivals and remakes it was confirmed that there will be a new sequel to a feature film starring Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest.

The film will celebrate its forty years with a sequel.
© IMDbThe film will celebrate its forty years with a sequel.

Since a time ago, Hollywood is signaled again and again by the constants remakes, revivals and infinite sequels that are made of all the projects that reach the big screen. Now, a new production has just been announced that will serve as a direct sequel to a cult classic from the 1980s that starred one of the stars of Better Call Saul, Michael McKean.

dead line confirmed that This is Spinal Tap will have its sequel and will be released exactly four decades after the premiere of the original film. The story released in 1984 was directed by Rob Reiner and included in its cast figures such as the aforementioned McKean beside Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest. It is reported that all four will return for this sequel which will only be released on March 19, 2024.

This is Spinal Tap was a mockumentary about a heavy metal band made up of musicians David St. Hubbins (McKean), Derek Smalls (Shearer) and Nigel Tufnel (Guest). The film served to catapult both the career of Reiner (who in the feature film is the director of the mockumentary, Marty DiBergi), as well as that of the production company Castle Rock Entertainment.

“The plan is to make a sequel that comes out on the 40th anniversary of the original film and I can tell you that not a day has gone by that someone hasn’t asked me why we didn’t make another.”counted Reiner in dialogue with dead line. Furthermore, he added: “For years, we said no. It wasn’t until we came up with the right idea how to do this. You don’t want to just do it for the sake of it. You want to honor the first one and go a little further with the story.”. The first film will be screened as part of the Cannes Film Festivalnext Wednesday.

The prolific repertoire of Rob Reiner

As it was told, This is Spinal Tap It was a before and after in the career of Rob Reiner, who went on to work more and more often as a director and filled his resume with great titles. After making the false documentary he made very varied productions, among which one of the best romantic comedies in history stands out, When Harry met Sallyand two great horror adaptations of the work of Stephen King What Count on me Y Misery.

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