If you haven’t seen the 1998 indie film, SLC Punk starring Matthew Lillard, Michael Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Til Schweiger, Devon Sawa, Jason Segel, James Duval and Michael McDonald, you are missing out on a great movie.
The good news is that if you think you need a reason to go see it, now you have one. The film’s director, James Merendino came out today with an announcement that he’s working on a sequel and is looking to release it next year under the title Punk’s Dead. The goal is to have most of the original cast reprise their roles from the nearly twenty year old original.
Here’s what Merendino had to say about both the old and new films:
“I made SLC PUNK when I was a kid, and accordingly, the story is naive, and, as just a coming of age story, not finished. The characters are facing big questions, 18 years later, as outsiders, Punk rockers… What relevance do they have in a world where all statements have already been made?”