But didn’t they all die in the end?
Universal has announced that they’re releasing a sequel to the film version of ABBA-fest jukebox musical, Mamma Mia!. Deadline says that the entire cast is coming back, which means that Pierce Brosnan might sing again. Please, for all that is holy and good in the world, do not let Pierce Brosnan sing again. He sounded like a dying burro in an iron lung. How Meryl Streep’s character didn’t fling herself off a cliff to escape his singing is inexplicable.
Meryl running around in overalls trying to figure out who her babydaddy is, made mint at the box office in 2008 – $609.8 million worldwide. They’d be fools not to harvest more of ABBA’s music for another round! JUST DON’T LET PIERCE BROSNAN SING.
They’re also really gunning for that mature lady audience again, so the guy who wrote The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Ol Parker, is writing and directing the sequel. The planned release date is July 20, 2018, and the film will take place on the same island as the first one. Aren’t the villagers sick and tired of all these bougie people singing and dancing through their olive groves while they’re trying to work?
And wait a second – didn’t they use up all of the really good ABBA songs in the first one? They’re pretty much down to “The Name Of The Game,” right? This might be a disappointing ABBA sequel if it’s made up of their lesser known songs like “I’m A Marionette.”
I think they should just nix this sequel and do a remake of 1977’s ABBA: The Movie! (the trailer is below). Following the adventures of Agnetha and Frida and those two dudes would be far more entertaining than Amanda Seyfriend trying to figure out who HER babydaddy is while singing, “Angeleyes.”