Plans for a sequel to the legendary 198 mockumentary This is spinal tap have been uncovered.
Lumbar puncture II Director Rob Reiner will return as a British rock band alongside stars Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest, and will play David St Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls.
Speaking to Deadline, Reiner – who stars as filmmaker Marty DiBergi in the first film and will reprise his role in the sequel – said the new film will be released on March 19, 2024.
“The plan is to do a sequel to commemorate 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 one?” said the director.
“We’ve said ‘nah’ for so many years. Only when we came up with the right idea how to do it. You don’t want to just do it, do it. They want to honor the first one and push it a little further with the story.”
Reiner further explained the concept of the new film, saying that it will revolve around the fact that the band will play one last show.
“They have played at the Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium, across the country and in Europe. They haven’t been spending time together lately and that became the premise,” Reiner said.
“The idea was that Ian Faith, who was her manager, died. Actually Tony Hendra [who played the manager in the first film] deceased [in 2021]. Ian’s widow inherited a contract that said Spinal Tap owed them one more concert. She would basically sue them if they didn’t. All these years and a lot of bad blood we get in and they get thrown back together and forced to confront each other and play this concert.”
Earlier this month, Ric Parnell, who played Mick Shrimpton, drummer for Spinal Tap, died at the age of 70.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/spinal-tap-sequel-2024-b2077903.html The sequel to This Is Spinal Tap is slated for release in 2024, director Rob Reiner reveals