The 1984 instant film This is a backbone it is perhaps one of the most quoted films of the 1980s. (“They go to 11.” “No more black.” “Puppet show and Spinal Tap.”) Fans need to prepare for a whole new batch of quoted lines, as we already have more information about the sequel to Spinal Tap, Spinal Tap 2 coming in 2024
The film could not have been made without the original cast, of course. The original from 1984 was Rob Rainer’s directorial debut and he will again direct and play director Marty DiBergy. Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest will also return as members of the band David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnell.
“The plan is to make a sequel that will be released on the 40th anniversary of the original film,” Rainer told Deadline, adding that for years he has rejected the pressure to make a sequel, waiting for the right idea. “You don’t want to just do it, do it. You want to read the first one and move it a little further with the story.”
Now Rainer thinks he has the right idea.
“The idea was that Ian Faith, who was their manager, died. In fact, Tony Hendra (who plays Ian Faith in the first film) died,” Rainer said. “Ian’s widow inherited a contract according to which Spinal Tap owes them another concert. She would generally sue them if they didn’t. All these years and a lot of bad blood that we will enter and they will be brought back together and forced to deal with each other and play this concert. “
And the band is not happy with Rainer’s character, Di Bergi.
“The band was upset by the first film,” Rainer said. “They thought I was done with an ax, and this is a chance to redeem myself.”
The sequel is expected to be released on March 19, 2024, which is 40 years since the first film.
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