Spinal Tap screened tonight at Cannes… before getting a sequel?



The cult film will return to the Cinéma de la Plage, and it is also present at the Film Market.

Yesterday, just after the official opening of the 75th Cannes Film Festivalthe organizers of the Cinéma de la Plage inaugurated this new edition by broadcasting The Truman Show, by Peter Weir. The film was indeed chosen to illustrate the poster, with the famous scene where Jim Carrey climbs the steps.

Tonight it will be the turn of Spinal Tap to be shown free to the public on the beach in front of the Majestic Hotel, in the presence of director Rob Reiner (Princess Bride). This mockumentary mocking the clichés of 1970s/1980s metal bands was released in cinemas in 1984 and quickly became cult with the public. And for good reason: it is hilarious! Its director puts himself on the stage in the skin of Marty DiBergi, in charge of filming the tour of the most prominent English group of the moment. Everything is exaggerated, from the name of the musicians (“Spinal Tap” means “lumbar puncture”) to the incredible performance of their amps. They face all kinds of misadventures over the concerts, witnessing in particular the deaths, each more weak than the other, of the multiple drummers of the group (spontaneous human combustion, asphyxiation in vomit…).

In short, it’s a classic that well deserved a tribute to the Cinéma de la Plage on the Croisette. His team is also taking advantage of the passage of the Film Market, which takes place on the sidelines of the festival, to revive the idea of ​​a sequel. The rights to the first film have been at the heart of a long dispute between producers, but the matter has been settled since 2019. They are on the market again, so its creators hope to be able to offer a production/distribution package for the two films, the original and its potential sequel, to a studio or streaming platform, explains Deadline. Will Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer be back soon in Spinal Tap 2 ? Or will a group be reformed for the occasion with younger actors? Rob Reiner is likely to broach the subject tonight, live from the festival… The screening is scheduled from 9:30 p.m.

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