The “World’s Loudest Band” Is Back!
Huge news for fans of the film “This Is Spinal Tap” – a sequel is on the way!
As Deadline.com is exclusively reporting:
“After relaunching its film division last October, Castle Rock Entertainment has set a first project out of the gate that will have a familiar ring. It’s Spinal Tap II, a sequel to the fabled rock mockumentary that set the film company on a run of hits, many of them directed by Rob Reiner. He made his directorial debut on the 1984 cult classic This Is Spinal Tap.
Deadline goes on to report that Reiner will direct the sequel and return as filmmaker Marty DiBergi. Also back are David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), the nucleus of England’s loudest and sauciest heavy metal band.”
Deadline caught up with Reiner, and here is how he described the ambition: “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.”
If you haven’t seen the original, it is one of the funniest “rockumentaries” of all time!
Click here to see tons of trivia about the band and re-live some of their incredible awful album covers!
And here is a band that “Tap” may have parodied:
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia had some set pieces that clearly “Spinal Tap” had fun with, including the “egg” that won’t open!
Did the film have fun with a similar prop that didn’t work for Todd?
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