The only issue here is that the sequel to the movie (known on the poster as Spring Breakers: The Second Coming Written by Irvine Welsh) has not be endorsed by either Korine or Franco and both have lashed our at the Producers basically calling them money-grabbing.
A message from Korine on Facebook stated:
And James Franco gave a longer response on his Instagram likening the decision for a sequel to a sequel to Taxi Driver without Scorsese or De Niro playing any part of it.
STATEMENT ABOUT SPRING BREAKERS 2: This is not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent. The original was wholly Harmony’s creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel. I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship. It will be a terrible film, with a horrible reason d’être: to make money off someone else’s creativity. Can you imagine someone making the sequel to “Taxi Driver” without Scorcese and DeNiro’s consents? Insanity! I’m speaking up for Harmony and his original vision and for any creative person who cares about preserving artistic integrity.
The fact Welsh has written the script gives it some sort of credibility in our book but still, this comes as a surprise and the fact neither the cast members or the guy who wrote it in the first place are keen on the idea fills us with dread. Give us your thoughts in the comments below. Do you want a Spring Breakers 2?
Source: Image from Collider, further info from The Film Stage.