‘This Is Spinal Tap’ sequel to return 40 years after original release
- The sequel of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ is in the works
- It will star the original cast
- It is slated to release on March 19, 2024
Fictional British rock band ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ is set to rock and roll again on the big screen as the original cast of the 1984 mockumentary reunites with filmmaker Rob Reiner.
“I can tell you hardly a day goes by without someone saying, why don’t you do another one?” Reiner told Deadline.
“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,” he added.
The sequel, slated to release on March 19, 2024, will feature Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. Marking the original’s 40th anniversary, the sequel will reportedly revolve around the demise of the manager of the fictional band, whose wife then takes upon a contract to organize one final concert.
The original will be screening this year at the Cannes film festival, with the sequel package launching sales at the festival’s market. While no names have been dropped yet, ‘Spinal Tap 2’ will also star real-life musicians, depending on their tour schedules.
‘This Is Spinal Tap’ hit the screens on March 2, 1984, featuring the lives of band members- essayed by Shearer, Guest and McKean, during their tour in the United States.
Marking his debut in filmmaking, Reiner played the role of Martin “Marty” Di Bergi, a documentarian. On the other hand, McKean portrayed the character of David St. Hubbins, the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band. Guest played the role of Nigel Tufnel, the lead guitarist, and Shearer essayed the role of Derek Smalls, the bassist.
The movie instantly became a blockbuster hit, with several viewers assuming that the band exists in real life.