Let’s all get ready to turn it up to 11…
Since its release in the early 1980’s, This Is Spinal Tap has achieved a massive cult following among its legions of fans. Well, those fans have some good news coming their work. A sequel to the beloved comedy is currently in the works.
The film will see Rob Reiner return as director and co-star. The film’s three leads are also set to return, and will once again be played by Michael McKean, Harry Sherer, and Christopher Guest.
Reiner said in a statement, “The plan is to do a sequel that comes out on the 40th anniversary of the original film and I can tell you hardly a day goes by without someone saying, why don’t you do another one? For so many years, we said, ‘nah.’ It wasn’t until we came up with the right idea how to do this. You don’t want to just do it, to do it. You want to honor the first one and push it a little further with the story.”
Reiner continues, “The band was upset with the first film. They thought I did a hatchet job and this is a chance to redeem myself. I am such a big fan and I felt bad they didn’t like what they saw in the first film. When I heard they might get back together, I was a visiting adjunct teacher’s helper at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts. I drop everything to document this final concert.”
The film will be “conceived” by Reiner, Sherer, Guest, and McKean. Frank Marshall will produce with Matthew George, Jonathan Fuhrman, and Hernan Narea executive producing.
The film is aiming for a release date of March 19th, 2024.