Thursday, July 24, 2008

Get Ready for "Hairspray 2"

Variety is reporting that New Line has reached a deal with John Waters to write a treatment for a sequel to last year's hit musical Hairspray, based on the Broadway musical of the same name, which was in turn based off the original John Waters film.

This has superfluous bad idea written all over it, and I'm surprised a contrarian like Waters is going for it. I love Hairspray, but there is absolutely no need for a sequel. It just doesn't make sense. And sequels made on the fly like this, especially to an adaptation of a Broadway show that has no sequel, seems like a recipe for disaster.

At least songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and director Adam Shenkman are returning, with all new songs being written for the film. I hope lightening will strike twice for them, but I remain pessimistic.

No cast has yet been announced.

4 comments:

J.D. said...

Whether the film ends up being good or bad, this news is - above all - very random.

Matthew Lucas said...

Seriously. I mean, what the hell? Where did this come from, and what studio hack pulled this idea out of their ass?

J.D. said...

It made money!!!

We should be on the lookout for Mamma Mia! 2, shouldn't we?

Matthew Lucas said...

Oh god I hope not. MAMMA MIA 1 was bad enough.