The band is getting back together, as Rob Reiner has announced that filmmaker Marty DiBergi is set to catch up with David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel of the legendary rock band Spinal Tap for a sequel to 1984’s This Is Spinal Tap.
Spinal Tap II is being produced through Reiner’s newly-relaunched Castle Rock Entertainment, and will see the director back behind the camera as well as reprising his on screen role as Marty DiBergi alongside original cast members Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest.
“They’ve played Albert Hall, played Wembley Stadium, all over the country and in Europe,” said Reiner (via Deadline). “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, 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.”
“I’m back playing Marty DiBergi,” Reinger continued. “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 will be released on March 19th 2024, four decades on from the release of the original cult classic.