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This week, "Spring Breakers" star James Franco expressed displeasure over news that Muse Prods. is developing a sequel to last summer's sleeper hit, currently titled "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming," without having sought out Korine's consent. In a post on via his Instagram feed, Franco wrote: 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 Scorcese and DeNiro's consents? Insanity! I'm speaking up for Harmony and his original vision and for »

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