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James Franco Says 'Spring Breakers' Sequel Will Be "A Terrible Film" That Makes "Money Off Someone Else’s Creativity"

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 15, 2014 at 9:03AM

James Franco isn't finished yet voicing his displeasure at the recently announced "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming"—one being made without the involvement of Harmony Korine or the original cast (instead Jonas Akerlund will direct with Irvine Welsh penning the script). Earlier this week, Franco hit social media to announce that the project is moving ahead without Korine's consent. And once again, the actor has hit the web to level more charges against the producers of the sequel, and he doesn't hold back.
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James Franco isn't finished yet voicing his displeasure at the recently announced "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming"—one being made without the involvement of Harmony Korine or the original cast (instead Jonas Akerlund will direct with Irvine Welsh penning the script). Earlier this week, Franco hit social media to announce that the project is moving ahead without Korine's consent. And once again, the actor has hit the web to level more charges against the producers of the sequel, and he doesn't hold back.

On Instagram, wearing an Iggy Pop t-shirt, toque and sunglasses because Franco, the actor released a full statement, and his feelings are certainly unequivocal. Read on below: 

STATEMENT ABOUT SPRING BREAKERS 2: This is not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent. The original was wholly Harmony's creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel. I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship. It will be a terrible film, with a horrible reason d'être: to make money off someone else's creativity. Can you imagine someone making the sequel to "Taxi Driver" without Scorcese and DeNiro's consents? Insanity! I'm speaking up for Harmony and his original vision and for any creative person who cares about preserving artistic integrity.

Well said, Franco (but please no one tell him about the (still unreleased) "Raging Bull" sequel). As for Harmony, he has yet to weigh in on the matter, but hopefully we'll hear from him soon, or about his brewing potential project with Robert Pattinson.

This article is related to: Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, James Franco


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