Spike Lee Clears Up "Red Hook Summer" Rumors (It's Not A Sequel To "Do The Right Thing")

by Tambay A. Obenson
September 20, 2011 10:02 AM
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WAKE UP. Good Morning from Moscow. Wanna clear up some confusion about RED HOOK SUMMER. We are not shooting now, finished in August... Red Hook Summer is not a Sequel to Do The Right Thing and it has nothing to do with Brooklyn Loves MJ. Subject Matter? New Spike Lee Joint YO

Words from Spike Lee via Twitter (he's become quite the fiend), posted earlier today. Since news of his secretive new joint was first announced (via Twitter), speculation has suggested that the film, titled Red Hook Summer, might be a sequel of sorts to his 1989 seminal film, Do The Right Thing. And given what's been leaked of the film's plot - that Spike is reprising his role the role he played in Do The right Thing - aka Mookie - and the story takes place in Brooklyn during the summer - the suggestion that it just might be a sequel to DTRT isn't so unreasonable.

However, from his tweets above, Spike clears up the confusion for us. It's no sequel; it's a brand-spanking new Spike Lee Joint... Yo!

Now I'm even more curious to see what exactly he's been cooking up.

As noted in my last post on this, in addition to Spike, Clarke Peters, Nate Parker, Turron Kofi Alleyne, Samantha Ivers, Limary Agosto, Heather Simms, and Kalon Jackson, are also in the film, which is scheduled for a 2012 release... according to Spike... on Twitter... :)

Come on Spike... stops teasing us; give us the goods mayne! How about an S&A exclusive? I know you're reading :)

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3 Comments

  • Neziah | September 21, 2011 3:43 AMReply

    Damn, I was wrong then. I thought this was a sequel.

  • urbanauteur | September 20, 2011 12:52 PMReply

    Maybe i was right afterall, if its not a sequel and its not variation of 'brooklyn loves m.j.' then one could(?) relish the thought they spike lee's love for Akira Kurusawa(me too!) ala she's gotta have it( his urban -version of Rashomon) then just maybe he transported OZU's -Tokyo Story to red hook, its not to far-feach, i mean really, bando san-spike:)!.

  • Dankwa Brooks | September 20, 2011 10:48 AMReply

    Yeah I read that this morning (I go to work at an ungodly hour) and LMAO. Yeah more info Yo! I dig the tease, but more info is appreciated. BROOKLYN STAND UP! BED-STUY DO OR DIE!

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