James Franco: "Spring Breakers" Sequel is "Weak"
Fans of last summer's "Spring Breakers" were thrilled to find out there would be a sequel to the flick, but James Franco is not one of those people.
Franco who played Alien in the comedy says the sequel, which is tentatively titled "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming," will be "terrible."
None of the cast from the original film have signed on for the second, which is being Swedish filmmaker Jonas Akerlund rather than Harmony Korine.
On Wednesday (May 14), James took to Instagram to vent his frustrations about the movie, saying, “This is not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent. The original was wholly Harmony’s creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel."
He continued, “I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship. It will be a terrible film, with a horrible reason d’être: to make money off someone else’s creativity. Can you imagine someone making the sequel to ‘Taxi Driver’ without Scorcese and DeNiro’s consents? Insanity! I’m speaking up for Harmony and his original vision and for any creative person who cares about preserving artistic integrity.”