After posting a nearly nude selfie and trying to pick up a young fan, James Franco has taken to his Instagram account once again to make a statement.
But this time it’s an actual written statement regarding the sequel to Franco’s film Spring Breakers. Clearly, James doesn’t think the film should be made at all, saying it is being done without his or director Harmony Korine’s consent. Spring Breakers: The Second Coming will follow a new group of partyers battling an extreme militant Christian sect attempting to convert them. In a statement, production company Wild Bunch said that the film is “…not a direct sequel, although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original.”
Read Franco’s full Instagram statement 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 Scorsese and De Niro’s consents? Insanity! I’m speaking up for Harmony and his original vision and for any creative person who cares about preserving artistic integrity.”