‘Camp’ to Return For a Campy-Sounding Sequel
The cult classic indie musical, Camp is reportedly getting a sequel more than 12 years after the original film's initial release, because no one can ever let anything go anymore.
Writer-director Todd Graff sat down with Playbill to talk about the upcoming sequel, which is currently titled Camp 2: Freaks In Nature. While original actors Anna Kendrick, Robin de Jesus and Sasha Allen haven't officially signed on for the sequel yet, Graff thinks they probably will. If they do, they won't be playing their old characters -- whatever that means.
Graff went on to say that so far, Patti LuPone and Donna Murphy are on board and will be part of a "hilarious and ridiculously dark" Dreamgirls sequence in the movie, set to be choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.
If you've never heard of the original movie, all you really need to know is that it's based on Graff's own experiences at the theater camp Stagedoor Manor, located in upstate New York. It follows the experiences of a group of teenagers at the fictional Camp Ovation, and there's a ton of singing. That's pretty much the gist of it.
Is there a movie out there that you wish would be granted a sequel or remake at some point? Well, someone will probably get around to it eventually. Disney is currently remaking its entire film catalog into live-action movies, with Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Pinocchio, Winnie the Pooh, Sister Act, and Fantasia all currently in the works. The Cult is also being remade, Full House is getting a sequel and The X-Files is getting a brand new, 6-episode mini-series, as Hollywood continues to rehash everything they've ever made that's ever been mildly successful.
Check out the trailer for the 2003 film Camp above.