In more “We need to blow up Hollywood” news, John Waters is currently working on a sequel to the movie musical version of “Hairspray.” Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who wrote the songs for the Broadway musical, will also be back to write the songs for the sequel. The first movie’s director, Adam Shankman, has also signed up to repeat his duties.
New Line is aiming for a July 2010 release. They are hoping to reunite the original cast which included John Travolta, Zac Efron, Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky and Brittany Snow. The sequel will pick up right where the first one ended.
I’ll be surprised if Michelle Pfeiffer agrees to this fuckery. Didn’t she learn anything from “Grease 2“? “I want a coooooool rider, A cool, cool, cool, cool rider…..” What am I saying? That movie changed my life.
You know John Travolta just wants a reason to get back into that costume. He never felt so alive in his life. He probably had to wear diapers the entire time because he kept creaming himself, he was so happy. Shit, he probably wears that outfit at home and dances with his life-size cut out of Zac Efron.
I also blame GREED for this. John Waters probably made a shit load off of the “Hairspray” musical and now he just can’t get enough. John, just say NO to a “Hairspray” sequel. But just say YES to a “Serial Mom” sequel.