Spice Girls 'approach a screenwriter to pen Spice World sequel'
Spice Girls ‘approach a screenwriter to pen a star-studded SEQUEL to their 90s hit movie Spice World amid fans’ hopes of reunion for the band’s 25th Anniversary’
The Spice Girls have reportedly begun talks with a screenwriter to pen a sequel to their 1997 hit film Spice World.
Sources claim that the group, spear-headed by Geri Horner, have begun discussions with a writer who could create a script for a star-studded sequel ahead of the band’s 25th Anniversary this year.
Fans have long been hoping that the Spice Girls, with or without Victoria Beckham will make a quarter of a century since their inception with a reunion tour, but any progress has been put on ice in recent months due to the Covid pandemic.
It’s back! The Spice Girls have reportedly begun talks with a screenwriter to pen a sequel to their 1997 hit film Spice World: The Movie (pictured with the film’s star Elton John)
A source told The Sun that while Geri is leading the plan, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Mel B are also tentatively on board, and are hoping the project could tempt back ex-bandmate Victoria.
They said: ‘The girls have been talking about how to mark the film’s anniversary and are actively considering making a tongue-in-cheek sequel.
‘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.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for The Spice Girls for comment.
Reuniting? Sources claim that the group have begun discussions with a writer who could create a script for a star-studded sequel ahead of the band’s 25th Anniversary this year
The original Spice World was a smash hit when it was released in the UK 24 years ago, and despite being panned by critics is still beloved by fans thanks to its tongue-in-cheek tone.
The film also featured a slew of star-studded cameos, including Richard E. Grant, Meat Loaf, Sir Elton John, Bob Geldof and Hugh Laurie.
It saw all five members of the band playing fictional versions of themselves, and depicting them on a surreal and chaotic journey to a concert in London’s Royal Albert Hall, with plenty of humourous flashbacks and asides.
Iconic: The original Spice World was a smash hit when it was released in the UK 24 years ago, and despite being panned by critics is still beloved by fans thanks to its tongue-in-cheek tone
For months fans have been hoping that The Spice Girls could reunite once again to mark the group’s 25th Anniversary later this year, and in January Mel B said they would get back together ‘as soon as the rules will allow it.’
‘People need a bit of entertainment. Music brings people together. I would love it – as soon as the rules allow it, then yeah,’ she said, as reports The Mirror.
She went on: ‘Until the virus gets under control I don’t think anyone can securely say “I’m definitely going on tour”.
‘When it comes to putting on a show or concert, I don’t know how people are going to do it without the proper guidelines and information, because things change on a weekly basis.
‘Us lot are definitely up for it – it’s just a case of timings and safety. I’m always itching to get back on to the stage.’
Reports: A source said that while Geri is leading the plan, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Mel B are also tentatively on board, and are hoping the project could tempt back ex-bandmate Victoria
It’s thought that Mel has been coaxing Victoria Beckham to take part in marking Wannabe, after she opted not to tour with her, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Horner in 2019.
Whether Posh Spice would be up for more than a one-off is unsure, having ruled it out in the past.
This follows comments from Mel C that the band want to tour the US next – something they have not done since their 2008 reunion The Return Of The Spice Girls.
She told Access Hollywood: ‘We love being in the USA and have had so many great times there doing TV shows and promotional stuff. And we so want to get back there.
‘We do not have any plans, but we are hooking up quite soon and that needs certain discussion.
‘We need things to look forward to and we can make good plans for something positive in the future.’
The singer admitted previously that it ‘would be rude’ not to celebrate their impressive milestone this year.
In 2019 The Spice Girls, bar Victoria, reunited for a nationwide tour that delighted die-hard fans, however any future plans for an encore have been on hold due to the Covid pandemic.
Will it happen? Fans have hoped The Spice Girls could reunite for their 25th Anniversary, and in January Mel B said they would get back together ‘as soon as the rules will allow it’
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