Fans Rejoice: ‘Spinal Tap II’ Ready For Production With Original Cast Members

This. East. Spinal. Faucet. II.

The sequel to the popular “Rockumentary” is now in the works with the original film’s director, Rob Reiner, set to helm the new effort. Spinal Tap II will reunite David St. Hubbins (played by Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) as the not-so-legendary rock band.

The new film would be the first film from the recently reformed Castle Rock Entertainment.

About the development, said Reiner Deadline that he hopes the new film will be released on the 40th anniversary of the first.

“The plan is to do a sequel which will be released on the 40th anniversary of the original film and I can tell you that hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t say, why don’t you do another For so many years, we said, ‘Nah.’ It wasn’t until we came up with the right idea of ​​how to do it,” Reiner said. “You don’t want to just do it, do it. story.

Currently, the cogs and bolts of the film are being developed by Guest, McKean, Reiner, and Shearer. The band improvised big chunks of the original film, released in 1984.

However, as Reiner said, the basic story is that the band broke up.

“They’ve played at Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium, all over the country and in Europe,” Reiner explained. “They haven’t spent any time together recently… The idea was that Ian Faith, who was their manager, passed away. In reality, Tony Hendra is deceased. Ian’s widow inherited a contract which stated that Spinal Tap still owed them a gig. She was basically going to sue them if they didn’t. All these years and a lot of bad blood that we’re going to get into and they’re put back together and forced to deal with each other and play this gig.

For the original film, in which Guest, McKean and Shearer wrote most of the music, the band included keyboardist Viv Savage (played by David Kaff) and drummer Mickey Shrimpton (played by Ric Parnell). However, Parnell recently passed away.

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