Spring Breakers sequel in the works

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 May 2014
Selena Gomez at the Spring Breakers premiere

Selena Gomez at the Spring Breakers premiere

Wild Bunch productions have confirmed a sequel to 2012's comedy 'Spring Breakers' is in the works and it will be helmed by Jonus Akerlund

A sequel to the 'Spring Breakers' is in the works.

Wild Bunch productions will launch 'Spring Breakers: The Second Coming', which will follow "the Spring Breakers who do battle with an extreme militants Christian sect that attempts to convert them", reports screendaily.com.

The original comedy starred Vanessa Hudgens, 25, Selena Gomez, 21, and Ashley Benson, 24, who play young wreckless teenagers and the follow-up will "allude" to their characters.

Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval said: "It's not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original."

Irvine Welsh has written the screenplay and 'Horsemen' director Jonus Akerlund will helm the project.

'Spring Breakers' was directed by Harmony Korine who had missed out on what he saw as opportunities for hedonistic pursuits as he'd been devoted to skateboarding in his youth.

The film received positive reviews from critics and proved to be a commercial success as it grossed $31 million worldwide.

It premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2012 before being released internationally.

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