Spice Girls sequel film in the works
The Spice Girls returned to the stage in 2019 and now they’re also planning a return to the big screen, with a sequel to their 1997 hit movie Spice World.
The group reportedly approached a renowned screenwriter to offer him a script for a follow-up film before his 25th birthday next year.
The project is led by Ginger Spice, Geri Horner, who leads the group.
Melanie C, Emma Bunton and Mel B are tentatively on board and hope the project may attempt to return reluctant former bandmate Victoria Beckham.
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Posh Spice has insisted she will not be on their next tour, which they have scheduled for this year, but they hope the script might persuade her to finally return for the film.
The four members of the group last reunited in 2019, for a 13-date tour of sold-out stadiums across the UK and Ireland.
A source from the film industry said, “The girls have discussed how to mark the anniversary of the film and are actively considering making an ironic sequel.
“They approached a screenwriter who plans to work on the project and take steps forward.
“It’s still in its early days, but they’re talking to established names in the industry, proving they’re taking a comeback to the big screen seriously.”
Representatives of the group declined to comment.
The original film starred the group along with Richard E. Grant, Meat Loaf, Sir Elton John and several other stars.
It grossed over $ 125 million to become the highest grossing film of all time by a musical group, despite negative reviews.
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Another film based on the group was announced by Paramount in 2019, which will feature the voices of the five girls as animated superheroes.
It was slated for release in 2020, but progress is said to have stalled.
The girls reunited with their former manager Simon Fuller for their last comeback tour, but they have since separated again.
Sporty Spice, Mel C, said in December: “Geri is pretty much running us right now. The point is, we’re pretty much unmanageable.”
The British group has sold over 90 million records worldwide and scored nine number one singles in the UK.
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Beckham insisted she wanted to focus on her family and her fashion business rather than returning to the group.
She said: “It took a lot of courage not to go on tour with the Spice Girls again, but to be the one to say, ‘You know, I don’t because things are different now. ‘
“I prefer to focus on my family and my business.”
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Next year will also mark the tenth anniversary of their last performance together at the Olympic Closing Ceremony in London.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission
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