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About six months ago it was announced that director James Merendino would make a sequel to his classic cult film Slc Punk. The director has raised some money for the project, and he plans to start shooting it soon in Salt Lake City, Ut. The movie is called Slc Punk 2: Punk's Dead, and according to the director most of the original cast will be returning to reprise their roles. Some of those actors include Matthew Lillard, Annabeth Gish, Devon Sawa, Til Schweiger, Chris McDonald, and Michael A. Goorjian.
In a recent article in Utah's City Weekly, there are some plot details for the film that says the story will revolve around a new character, who is the child of Heroin Bob and Trish. Merendino went into a little more detail saying, “It’s about him interacting in this world with a much sharper point of view than even Stevo. »
- Joey Paur
Earlier this year we learned there’s going to be a sequel to the 1999 cult film Slc Punk! And not only did the fans immediately begin pogoing with delight, but a lot of them took to Change.org to petition Jason Segel‘s return as the character Mike. Unfortunately, that effort was not successful — Segel is not interested in even a cameo and the part is being recast — but hopefully more lovers of Stevo, Heroin Bob, Trish and John the Mod will be interested in helping to fund this new movie, titled Punk’s Dead. Yep, just like a middle-class suburban teen with expensive bondage pants pretending to be a squatter and panhandling for change in NYC’s Tompkins Square Park, these rich Hollywood players are hitting the curb and begging for money. Just kidding (sort of). This isn’t another time to debate the idea of crowdfunding and what tax bracket is allowed to start a »
- Christopher Campbell
I'm not sure what to expect from Punk's Dead, the sequel to 1998's Slc Punk! (Jesus, it's been fifteen years?!) but I am very glad James Merendino is back to write and direct it. Movies involving hardcore fans of music, movies or anything really (think Detroit Rock City or Fanboys) can be tricky because you want to make sure the characters (and their love for whatever the film focuses on) are believable. The punks from Merendino's film? Very believable »
- Jesse Giroux
If there's one thing that best counteracts moviegoers' supposed short attention spans it's nostalgia. And right now we're pretty nostalgic for the 1990s, a decade in which a whole bunch of box office successes and cult hits somehow avoided sequels. Until now. Well, until soon. We keep hearing talk of a couple Independence Day installments, Danny Boyle is apparently finally going to make a Trainspotting follow-up and now via Film School Rejects we hear that director James Merendino is going ahead with a sequel to his 1998 movie Slc Punk! The last of those is titled Punk's Dead and will reportedly bring back much of the cast, including Matthew Lillard, Devon Sawa, Annabeth Gish and maybe Christopher McDonald (meanwhile Michael A. Goorjian is said to be...
- Christopher Campbell
I honestly never thought we'd see a sequel to the 1998 cult classic Slc Punk. I loved that movie, and I've watched it countless time over the years. It's really rare to see a sequel to an independent film like this get made. I think it's still relevant though, and it could end up being a great movie!
The first movie is set in the 1980s, and it follows the crazy lives of dedicated Punks, Stevo and Heroin Bob, living their lives in conservative Salt Lake City. If you haven't seen it yet, you should!
The director of the film James Merendino recently announced that he’d be making the sequel and that it would be called Punk’s Dead. According to Film School Rejects, the story will explore what happens when the rebellious get older. Here's what Merendino had to say,
I made Slc Punk when I was a kid, »
- Joey Paur
Middle-aged punks. Greying mohawks. Back in 1998 writer-director James Merendino mined his own rebellious youth to created the dramedy Slc Punk. The film about two 1980s punks nonconforming in conservative Salt Lake City earned a coveted spot on the Sundance Film Festival's opening night and went on to find a devoted fan base. Since then, Merendino has gone on to make a handful of movies you've probably never heard of like a crime comedy called Magicians and a horror flick titled Death Club. But he's clawing his way back to relevance by returning to his greatest success for a sequel. Film School Rejects reports Merendino is looking to bring much of the cast from Slc Punk back together for Punk's Dead, a sequel that would pick up with the grown punks in 2003. In his announcement, Meredino explains: .I made Slc Punk when I was a kid, and accordingly, the story is »
Updated: I’ve just gotten word that both Chris McDonald and Til Schweiger are still in talks, so it’s unclear at this point if they’ll be in for the project. Let’s hope so. Original post follows: There’s a scene in Matthew Lillard‘s feature directorial debut where he plays a principal who’s effectively a grown-up version of Stevo from Slc Punk. Now, he’s in talks to reprise the iconic cult role for real. Late yesterday, director James Merendino announced he’d be making Punk’s Dead to explore what happens when the rebellious get older. “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,” Merendino said. “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?” The »
- Scott Beggs
Although it was just a rumor it looks like now it's official: a sequel to the 1998 indie comedy Slc Punk! called Punk's Dead will start filming later this year and should be released sometime in 2014. This news comes from a PR Newswire announcement for Productions La Chatte and according to them most of the original cast members (although they don't say who) will be back for the sequel. Writer/director James Merendino will also be returning for Punk's Dead and »
- Jesse Giroux
Director James Merendino has officially announced that a sequel to his most widely-known work, Slc Punk (1998), will be released next year under the title: Punk’s Dead.
Mathew Lillard gives a great performance in the film.
Slc Punk Trailer (1998)
Merendino said of the original film, “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?”
Punk’s Dead (2014) will have most of the original cast reprising their original roles.
Concept Poster for Punk’s Dead (2014)
Are you interested in this sequel? »
- Alex Corey
Tentative plans appear to be in the works for a sequel to Slc Punk!, the 1998 film that so sharply skewers the “tribe” archetypes that permeate the music scene, and then there’s another 90 minutes of movie. Despite telling a complete story about a self-avowed punk working so feverishly to avoid becoming a sell-out “poser” like his dad—only to wind up a sell-out poser like his dad, because that’s how stories work—writer-director James Merendino thinks there’s even more irony to be mined from Matthew Lillard’s Stevo, now that he's a middle-aged man forced »
10 items from 2013
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