'Spring Breakers' sequel will be terrible: James Franco

Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 2:03pm IST | Place: Los Angeles | Agency: IANS

Actor James Franco, who starred in "Spring Breakers", has ridiculed its upcoming sequel saying it will be a "terrible" film.

The 36-year-old actor, who played Alien in 'Spring Breakers', took to Twitter to take a dig at the producers of the film.

Franco took to Twitter to post: "This is not being done with (director) Harmony Korine or my consent. 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 raison d'etre: to make money off someone else's creativity."

The Oscar-nominated actor added: "Can you imagine someone making the sequel to 'Taxi Driver' without (Martin) Scorcese and (Robert 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."

The "Spring Breakers" sequel titled "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming" was recently announced as being in the works and will be directed by Jonas Akerlund.

The film will reportedly follow a new group of friends who battle an extreme militant Christian sect attempting to convert them.


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