Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hairspray 2 - Electric Boogaloo

According to Variety, New Line has asked definitive director John Waters to pen a treatment for a sequel to the popular Hairspray movie musical that was the adaptation to of the broadway musical that was the adaptation of the John Waters movie starring Ricky Lake *inhales*. So yeah, that movie.

They're writing a sequel. I'm simultaneously frightened out of my wits and kinda excited. John Waters is kind of a genius, and if they get the music right it might be interesting to follow Tracy, Link, Penny and Seaweed into happily-ever-after to find out what happens when their big thinking collides with the stupids of the world.

But on the flipside? This started because of the 'High School Musical' fad. If this is a success, what's next? Wicked 2 - Escape to New York - in which Fiyero and Elphaba run away from Oz and end up in New York City, where they encounter hilarious escapades as only a green witch and a straw man can?

I'm just so confuddled.


  1. Though didn't the book Wicked have sequels? They actually would have somewhere to start with that...

    Ugh. Sequels. Just saw the X-Files movie. Don't get me talking.

  2. Well, yeah but the endings are quite different, and I'd think they'd like to get as much mileage out of the green thing as they could, right?

    Oh, blah. So the X-Files movie was disapointing?