Punk’s Dead

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Earlier this year we learned there’s going to be a sequel to the 1999 cult film SLC Punk! And not only did the fans immediately begin pogoing with delight, but a lot of them took to Change.org to petition Jason Segel‘s return as the character Mike. Unfortunately, that effort was not successful — Segel is not interested in even a cameo and the part is being recast — but hopefully more lovers of Stevo, Heroin Bob, Trish and John the Mod will be interested in helping to fund this new movie, titled Punk’s Dead. Yep, just like a middle-class suburban teen with expensive bondage pants pretending to be a squatter and panhandling for change in NYC’s Tompkins Square Park, these rich Hollywood players are hitting the curb and begging for money. Just kidding (sort of). This isn’t another time to debate the idea of crowdfunding and what tax bracket is allowed to start a campaign. As a former scenester, I love SLC Punk! and I’m even more interested in a movie that addresses the subculture kid all grown up idea. Writer-director James Merendino seems like he’s also interested in more than a mere reunion piece, though the surface appeal is in the fact that Matthew Lillard, Annabeth Gish, Devon Sawa, James Duval and even Michael Goorjian are returning (yep, Heroin Bob is back from the dead, kind of). Probably also Christopher McDonald and Til Schweiger. And according to the synopsis on the film’s Indiegogo page, there’s a new generation in […]

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SLC Punk

Updated: I’ve just gotten word that both Chris McDonald and Til Schweiger are still in talks, so it’s unclear at this point if they’ll be in for the project. Let’s hope so. Original post follows: There’s a scene in Matthew Lillard‘s feature directorial debut where he plays a principal who’s effectively a grown-up version of Stevo from SLC Punk. Now, he’s in talks to reprise the iconic cult role for real. Late yesterday, director James Merendino announced he’d be making Punk’s Dead to explore what happens when the rebellious get older. “I made SLC Punk when I was a kid, and accordingly, the story is naive, and, as just a coming of age story, not finished,” Merendino said. “The characters are facing  big questions, 18 years later, as outsiders, Punk rockers… What relevance do  they have in a world where all statements have already been made?” The announcement vaguely noted that “most of the original cast” would return, but a source close to the production has confirmed that Lillard is on that list. Contract deals are not finalized, but Lillard, Annabeth Gish, Devon Sawa and Michael A. Goorjian are all preparing to return for the project.

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