Spring Breakers to get a sequel from Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh

The Scottish author is poised to pen a follow up to Harmony Korine's college thriller starring James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens


Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson might just be going on Spring Break again. 


Irvine Welsh, the Scottish novelist behind Trainspotting and Filth, is poised to pen a sequel to the thriller, which saw the former child stars don bikinis and rub shoulders with James Franco’s dangerous drug dealer Alien. 

Production company Wild Bunch have announced plans to launch a follow up to 2012’s Spring Breakers at this year’s Cannes film festival, reports Screen

“It’s not a direct sequel although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original,” said Wild Bunch’s co-chief Vincent Maraval, adding that there will be a mix of new and old cast in the production. 

The film, which is set to be called Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, will reportedly see the Spring Breakers battle with an extreme militant Christian sect that attempts to convert them. 

Original director Harmony Korine is not on board to direct the sequel, which will be helmed instead by Jonus Akerlundm, though the first film’s production company Muse Productions is involved. 

Watch a trailer for Spring Breakers: