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This is Spinal Tap may have been released 38 years ago, but that’s not stopping the creative forces behind the cult classic from making a sequel.

According to DeadlineSpinal Tap II is in the works at the recently relaunched Castle Rock Entertainment, with Rob Reiner reprising his role at Marty DiBergi and acting as the film’s director. In fact, the entire band is back with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest on board as David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel, respectively. (No word yet on who has the unfortunate task of playing the drummer.)

So, what’s the premise of Spinal Tap II? Reiner tells Deadline, “[Spinal Tap have] played Albert Hall, played Wembley Stadium, all over the country and in Europe. They haven’t spent any time together recently, and that became the premise. The idea was that Ian Faith, who was their manager, he passed away. In reality, [actor] Tony Hendra passed away. Ian’s widow inherited a contract that said Spinal Tap owed them one more concert. She was basically going to sue them if they didn’t. All these years and a lot of bad blood we’ll get into and they’re thrown back together and forced to deal with each other and play this concert.”

Reiner adds about playing DiBergi again, “The band was upset with the first film. They thought I did a hatchet job and this is a chance to redeem myself. I am such a big fan and I felt bad they didn’t like what they saw in the first film. When I heard they might get back together, I was a visiting adjunct teacher’s helper at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts. I drop everything to document this final concert.”

Spinal Tap II is currently slated for release on March 19, 2024.

11 Great ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Quotes That Aren’t 'These go to 11!'

  • 1. 'You don’t do heavy metal in Dubly, you know.'

  • 2. 'I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down.  I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.'

  • 3. 'Well, this piece is called ‘Lick My Love Pump.’'

  • 4. 'It’s such a fine line between stupid, and uh…clever.'

  • 5. 'This miniature bread…'

  • 6. 'The review you had on ‘Shark Sandwich,’ which was merely a two-word review, just said ‘Sh-t sandwich.’'

  • 7. 'Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation.'

  • 8. 'We're very lucky in the band in that we have two visionaries, David and Nigel, they're like poets, like Shelley and Byron. They're two distinct types of visionaries, it's like fire and ice, basically. I feel my role in the band is to be somewhere in the middle of that, kind of like lukewarm water.'

  • 9. 'None more black.'

  • 10. 'Well, so what? What's wrong with bein' sexy?' 'Sex-IST!'

  • 11. 'He died. He died in a bizarre gardening accident.'

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.