James Franco seems to be unhappy about the fact that a sequel to "Spring Breakers" is being made.
The sequel, which is titled "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming" has been recently announced and the film will reportedly follow a group of partygoers who battle an extreme militant Christian sect in their wake to convert them.
Franco, who played the character called Alien in the original, took to Instagram to express his disdain
"This is not being done with [director] Harmony Korine or my consent. The original was wholly Harmony's creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel. I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship. It will be a terrible film, with a horrible reason d'être: to make money off someone else's creativity," Franco wrote in regards to the sequel.
"Can you imagine someone making the sequel to 'Taxi Driver' without Scorcese and DeNiro's consents? Insanity! I'm speaking up for Harmony and his original vision and for any creative person who cares about preserving artistic integrity, " he added.
The film is being helmed by Muse Productions, in conjunction with Wild Bunch. Irvine Welsh of "Trainspotting" fame has apparently written the screenplay and Jonas Akerlund is set to direct the film.
"It's not a direct sequel, although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original," Vincent Maraval, Wild Bunch's co-chief revealed to Screen Daily.
Harmony Korine directed the original "Spring Breakers". The film starred James Franco, Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Rachel Korine in lead roles.
There is no report as to who will be starring in the movie, but from Franco's statement, it seems very unlikely that he will be returning to the film.