Planning a sequel to the iconic 198 simulator This is the spinal tap has been revealed.
Spinal tap II will see director Rob Reiner return with stars Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest as the British rock band, playing David St Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls.
Talk to DeadlineReiner – who appeared as filmmaker Marty DiBergi in the first film and will reprise his role in the sequel – said that the new film will be released on March 19, 2024.
“The plan is to make the sequel on the 40th anniversary of the original film and I can tell you that hardly a day goes by without someone saying, why don’t you do another one?” director said.
“For so many years, we said, ‘nah’. It wasn’t until we came up with the right idea to do this. You don’t want to just do it, to do it. You want to honor the first and push it a little further with the story. ”
Reiner further explained the concept of the new film, saying it will revolve around the fact that the band will be performing one last show.
“They played Albert Hall, played Wembley Stadium, all over the country and in Europe. They haven’t been spending time together lately, and that’s become the premise,” Reiner said.
“The idea was that Ian Faith, their manager, he passed away. In fact, Tony Hendra [who played the manager in the first film] passed away [in 2021]. Ian’s widow inherits a contract stating that Spinal Tap owes them another concert. She’s basically going to sue them if they don’t. All these years and a lot of bad blood that we would stick to and they were thrown back together and forced to settle together and play this concert. “
Earlier this month, Ric Parnell, who played Mick Shrimpton, the drummer of Spinal Tap, passed away at the age of 70.