The sequel to “It’s a Spinal Point” is in the works.
Rob Rainer returns to direct the director of the next 1984 animated film and will reprise his role as Marty Di Bergi.
Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest return as David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tafnell respectively to form the core of England’s most famous heavy metal band.
Rainer, Guest, McKean and Shearer will come up with a new film with Frank Marshall and Matthew George, producers for Castle Rock Entertainment.
The original film was released to critical acclaim in 1984 and has since earned cult acclaim. In 2002, the Library of Congress recognized the film as “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” and was selected for preservation by the National Register of Films.
In the movie “Spinal Tap II” the film will feature real musicians, as in the original, although the names have not yet been named.
Rainer said the film should be released in 2024 to mark the 40th anniversary of the original.
The director of “Misery” told Deadline: “We plan to make a sequel to the 40th anniversary of the original film, and I can tell you that hardly a day goes by without someone saying: why don’t you make another one?
“For so many years we’ve been saying, ‘No.’ That was until we came up with the right idea of how to do it. You don’t want to just do it, do it. You want to honor the first one and push it a little further with the story.”
Rainer also revealed that viewers found it difficult to understand the concept of the fictional film in the first film, but suspect that this time they will be aware.
The 75-year-old filmmaker recalled: “You have no idea what’s going to happen, and when we first showed up in Dallas, they didn’t know what the hell it was.
“People come up to me and say,‘ I don’t understand why you’re making a film about a band that no one has heard of and that’s so bad. Why are you doing this? “
“I said,‘ It’s a satire, and I’d explain, ’but it took people a while to figure it out. Now it is in the National Register of Films. “