With Top Shooter: Maverick proving that you’re a fan of making a great sequel more than 30 years after the previous film, this opens the door to a host of other 80s movies that never got a sequel. Like, how about a new one
Directed by Rob Reiner and written by Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, the movie is arguably the funniest movie of the 1980s, not to mention the movie that really popularized the mockumentary format. Years after the movie, Spinal Tap went from parody of hard rock bands to a true touring hard rock band – I once saw them play at Carnegie Hall with the Folksmen from mighty wind how to warm them up. But they never did otherwise Spinal puncture movie.
That’s about to change as Reiner, Guest, McKean and Shearer are apparently ready to reunite for Spinal puncture II. Term reports that Reiner will direct the film and will once again play the film’s director in the Marty DiBergi film. Guest, McKean and Shearer will once again play Tap members Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbens and Derek Smalls, respectively.
Reiner shared a rough idea for the film with dealers:
The plan is to make a sequel that will be released on the 40th anniversary of the original film, and I can tell you that not a day goes by without someone saying: why don’t you do another one? For so many years we said: «No.» That was until we came up with the right idea how to do it. You don’t want to just do it, do it. You want to pay homage to the first one and push it a little further in history.
It’s been a long time since Spinal Tap played together as a band (that Carnegie Hall show was about 20 years ago), and it’s been a long time since Christopher Guest even made a movie. (His last effort, Talismansdebuted on Netflix back in 2016.) I’m not sure how Spinal Tap will fit into the modern music landscape in 2022, but if they’ve waited that long to make Spinal tap 2 you have to understand that they must have a damn good reason to create it now.
Movies from the 90s that can’t be made today
Among these films are some of the most high-profile films of the decade – some of them even received Oscar awards. But it will be difficult for all of them to get together today.