According to Deadline, the sequel of the legendary “mockumentary” “This Is Spinal Tap”, is currently in the works.
Rob Reiner takes over the direction once again, while Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer will once again star in the leading roles, embodying the epic trio of Nigel Tufnel, David St Hubbins, Derek Smalls.
Reiner, who will also be back in front of the camera as documentarian Marty DiBergi, told Deadline that the plan is to release the new “Spinal Tap” movie on March, 19, 2024, in time for the 40th anniversary of the first film.
“For so many years, we said, ‘nah,'” he said. “It wasn’t until we came up with the right idea how to do this. You don’t want to just do it, to do it. You want to honor the first one and push it a little further with the story.”
As for the new movie’s premise, Reiner said: “They’ve played Albert Hall, played Wembley Stadium, all over the country and in Europe. They haven’t spent any time together recently. 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.”
Regarding his role in the upcoming film, Reiner said: “I’m back playing Marty DiBergi. The band was upset with the first film. They thought I did a hatchet job and this is a chance to redeem myself. I am such a big fan and I felt bad they didn’t like what they saw in the first film. When I heard they might get back together, I was a visiting adjunct teacher’s helper at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts. I drop everything to document this final concert.”
For the record the news of the “Spinal Tap” sequel comes after the prestigious Cannes Film Festival announced the original film will screen on the beach as part of the Cinema de la Plage sidebar on Wednesday, May 18!!!