Rob Reiner’s This Is Spinal Tap mockumentary rock will have a sequel, confirmed the return of the director and cast.
Surprise announced on sequel of the cult of 1984 This Is Spinal Tap. director Rob Reiner will return to the musical film together with stars Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer.
According to Variety, Rob Reiner’s goal is to release the sequel in March 2024, in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original This is Spinal Tap. The film will be in the style of Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz, a documentary-concert that follows the farewell tour of American-Canadian rock group The Band.
The sequel will see the presence of real musicians, although the names of those who will participate in the project have not yet been announced. The original film – which premiered in March 1984 – was a mockumentary chronicling the life and American tour of the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap. In the film, Rob Reiner played documentarian Martin “Marty Di Bergi”, while Michael McKean played the role of David St. Hubbins, singer and guitarist of the band also composed of guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) and bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer ).
This is Spinal Tap (1984) review
The dialogue on This Is Spinal Tap is mostly improvised, and the team reportedly shot dozens of hours of never-released content.
This Is Spinal Tap proved to be a critical success, but not with the public. However, its home video release caught the attention of fans, and in 2002 the film made its entry into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress after being deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.