Cannes Film Festival is about to get wild. Paris-based production company Wild Bunch announced it will bring Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, a sequel (of sorts) to last year’s Harmony Korine film that starred Selena Gomez and James Franco, to the festival’s film market.
“It’s not a direct sequel, although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original,” Wild Bunch co-founder Vincent Maraval told ScreenDaily.com. Jonas Åkerlund, the Swedish director behind some of Lady Gaga’s most elaborate music videos, will direct the project, while Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has written the script.
The first Spring Breakers film pushed a lot of buttons when it hit boxes office in 2013. Audiences debated whether the film creepily indulged the male gaze or fought back against it with atypical female characters. The sequel seems committed to controversial topics, as the likely bikini-clad ladies will face off against a “militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them.”
No word yet on whether there will be an epic Britney Spears sing-along.