Ever since Harmony Korine’s cult film Spring Breakers was released in 2012, rumors have been circulating about a sequel. First there was the now-shelved Spring Breakers: The Second Coming which had none of the original cast or crew, and incurred the wrath of Jame’s Franco who accused the filmmakers of exploiting his creativity, saying “it will be a horrible film.”
Then, earlier this year, it was announced the original Spring Breakers producers had signed on to do a web series based on the movie, but again no other cast or crew were involved.
Finally, it now seems like a loose sequel is on the way. Called The Beach Bum, the Korine-written and -directed movie will take place in a similar setting to Spring Breakers and will star Matthew McConaughey as the lead.
No other cast info has been released yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised if James Franco and Gucci Mane somehow end up making a cameo.
Though filming hasn’t even started, VICE and production company Neon have already signed on to buy the U.S. rights. The Beach Bum is slated to release in 2018.
In other news, the alternate Get Out ending is depressing AF.