James Franco has slammed the upcoming Spring Breakers sequel, calling it a ‘terrible film’ being produced by money mongers.
Franco, who starred as ‘Allen’ in the original film, took to Instagram on Wednesday to express his disgust with the whole idea of producing a movie sequel without the consent of its original actors and creator.
‘STATEMENT ABOUT SPRING BREAKERS 2: This is not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent,’ he began. ‘The original was wholly Harmony’s creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel.’
He continued, ‘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,’ he concluded.
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