“Spring Breakers 2” Is Not A Sequel

May 6, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Paris-based production/sales company Wild Bunch is making “Spring Breakers 2” but don’t get too excited. Harmony Korine is not directing. James Franco is not going to be in it. In fact, “It’s not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original,” says Wild Bunch chief Vincent Maraval.

It doesn’t look like any of the girls will be in it either, but since Wild Bunch acquired the “concept” of Spring Breakers, they will be in it in some form. Specifically, “the Spring Breakers” will “do battle with an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them.”

Spring Breakers: The Second Coming will be directed by Jonus Akerlund (who directed Madonna’s “Ray of Light” and the Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” music videos) and will be written by Irvine Welsh (who wrote the novel Trainspotting). You may get a little excited now.

But more importantly, Wild Bunch is releasing Gaspard Noé’s next film Love,  “a sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl,” his first feature since Enter The Void.  “It’s a love story, which celebrates sex in a joyous way. Gaspard feels that most films that touch on sex in traditional cinema are dark and dramatic, this will be really joyous,” Maraval told Screen Daily. “He says it’s a film that will give guys ‘a hard-on and make girls cry.’”