James Franco slams ‘Spring Breakers’ sequel

James Franco's 'New Film Stills' photographic exhibition, Pace Gallery, New York, America - 10 Apr 2014

Clearly unhappy about planned sequel to Spring Breakers, James Franco took to Instagram and wrote he won’t be reprising his role in the movie as well as that he and director Harmony Korine won’t have anything to do with the project.

“STATEMENT ABOUT SPRING BREAKERS 2: This is not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent,” Franco posted yesterday.

“The original was wholly Harmony’s creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel. 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,” he wrote. “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.”

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One response to “James Franco slams ‘Spring Breakers’ sequel”

  1. Joseph says:

    By the movie’s producer Chris Hanley -“Franco is a sequel junkie”. If, in Hanley’s own words, Franco is so experienced with sequels it would naturally seem Franco would be considered an expert on sequels, So when the sequel expert says a sequel is “a poison ship” then it must be. He’s the expert.