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Spice Girls reportedly planning a sequel to Spice World film

By | Published on Tuesday 4 May 2021

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The Spice Girls are reportedly planning to make a sequel to their 1997 movie ‘Spice World’ to mark its 25th anniversary next year. The Sun reckons the project is in the early stages, with key roles on the film yet to be appointed.

“The girls have been talking about how to mark the film’s anniversary and are actively considering making a tongue-in-cheek sequel”, says The Sun’s source. “They have approached a screenwriter who is considering working on the project and making tentative steps forward. It is still in the early stages but they are talking to established names in the business, which proves they are taking a big screen comeback seriously”.

The original film, directed by Bob Spiers and written by Kim Fuller, was a wacky comedy that followed various trials and mishaps for the group – played by themselves – in the run up to a show at the Royal Albert Hall. Made at the height of their fame, it was a box office hit in the UK and US despite scathing reviews from the critics.

What could a sequel look like 25 years later? Part of the storyline of the first film was the band taking a heavily pregnant friend to a nightclub, triggering her to give birth to a baby girl delivered by an undercover photographer. So, I guess anything goes.

Maybe for the new plot, the group could be gearing up for a big reunion show, only to get sidetracked by going to work on a farm for some reason and inadvertently digging up a load of buried treasure, which they then use to fund a retrospective legal challenge against that photographer on their friend’s behalf. I’m happy to knock this up into a script if any of the Spice Girls want to get in touch.

Anyway, it remains to be seen if any such film project actually comes to light. For the 20th anniversary in 2017, the original film was screened in cinemas. That was a year before the group got together again to discuss future projects. Back then they said they were considering “all possibilities”, although they basically just did another reunion tour minus Victoria Beckham and then disappeared again. Come on, everyone knows all the fans really wanted was another film. Let’s make this happen.