This is Spinal Tap graced screens in 1984, and we've been talking about a sequel ever since. It looks like it's finally happening. The relaunched Castle Rock Entertainment has announced that its first project is Spinal Tap II, starring Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Christopher Guest as the metal band Spinal Tap. Rob Reiner will return to direct, forty years after his directorial debut became a hit. So what story will the sequel tell all these years later?
“They haven’t spent any time together recently, and that became the premise. The idea was that Ian Faith, who was their manager, he passed away. In reality, Tony Hendra passed away. Ian’s widow inherited a contract that said Spinal Tap owed them one more concert. She was basically going to sue them if they didn’t. All these years and a lot of bad blood we’ll get into and they’re thrown back together and forced to deal with each other and play this concert.”
The band also hated the "documentary" that Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) made about them in the '80s, so he will be trying to redeem himself in the new film. The plan as it is now is to release Spinal Tap II on the 40th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap, which will be on March 2, 2024. Read more about the project at Deadline. -via Metafilter