The American actor, writer and director James Franco expresses his thoughts on the upcoming sequel Spring Breakers 2. For those who haven’t seen the film, Spring Breakers is about four young women (Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine) who commit a robbery and leave home to enjoy their spring break with partying, alcohol and a lot of cocaine with their new friend Alien (James Franco).
If viewers didn’t already have enough of the raunchy, distasteful and unique film, director Irvine Welsh decided to push the envelope by writing the screenplay for the sequel. With the help with Jonus Akerlund, (music director) the two wanted to add a little more twist to the film.
“It’s not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original,” said producer Vincent Maraval.
Franco makes a strong statement on his Instagram account about the new film. He defends original director of Spring Breakers, Harmony Korine, and explains that this is only to “make money off a weak film.”
“The original was wholly Harmony’s creation and these producers are capitalizing on the innovative film to make money on a weak sequel,” says Franco. “I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship.”
Franco explains on his social media account that “it will be a terrible film with a horrible reason.” He even compares the original film to Taxi Driver directed by Martin Scorsese. Is Franco overreacting or are the new directors in the wrong by taking Korine’s creativity?
One thing is certain in the upcoming film, we won’t be seeing Alien sing his favorite Britney Spears song.