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Most of the original cast will return for the SLC Punk sequel Punk's Dead

Jul. 19, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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I'm not sure what to expect from PUNK'S DEAD, the sequel to 1998's SLC PUNK! (Jesus, it's been fifteen years?!) but I am very glad James Merendino is back to write and direct it. Movies involving hardcore fans of music, movies or anything really (think DETROIT ROCK CITY or FANBOYS) can be tricky because you want to make sure the characters (and their love for whatever the film focuses on) are believable. The punks from Merendino's film? Very believable and accurate.

James Merendino has given us an update on his Facebook page, and apparently almost all of the original cast will be back for PUNK'S DEAD:

Devon, Matthew, Annabeth, James, Til, Michael and Chris are in! Punk's Dead is inevitable, bitches.

In case you can't figure it out based on just their first names, he's talking about Matthew Lillard (Stevo), Devon Sawa (Sean), Annabeth Gish (Trish), Jimmy Duval (John the Mod), Til Schweiger (Mark), Michael Goorjian (Heroin Bob) and Christopher McDonald (Stevo's Dad). No word on if Jason Segel will be back as Mike, but he probably won't be available.

Some fans asked Merendino a couple of questions on his page as well, and his answers revealed a little bit more about the film. PUNK'S DEAD will still have monologues by Lillard and John the Mod will apparently be completely different from how he was in SLC PUNK!

Some people might argue that a sequel doesn't need to happen, and I've even heard some punk fans being bitchy about it. But I would have no problem seeing what Stevo is up to, and if done right PUNK'S DEAD could be an awesome return for some great characters.

PUNK'S DEAD should be out sometime in 2014.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite punk band? And if someone mentions a band that you don't consider "punk" don't be a douche about it.

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8:42PM on 07/19/2013
With Merendino and the entire cast coming back this has the potential to be fantastic. I saw this movie at just the right time in my life and it hit me hard. Exploring people whose youth was heavily shaped by punk rock and how they carry that into adulthood is something I'd love to see and hope it's what the film chooses to explore. To quote Filth, "punk is more than teenage rebellion."
With Merendino and the entire cast coming back this has the potential to be fantastic. I saw this movie at just the right time in my life and it hit me hard. Exploring people whose youth was heavily shaped by punk rock and how they carry that into adulthood is something I'd love to see and hope it's what the film chooses to explore. To quote Filth, "punk is more than teenage rebellion."
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5:48PM on 07/19/2013

Favorite Punk Band?

Jimmy Buffett

Remember, "if someone mentions a band that you don't consider "punk" don't be a douche about it." :)
Jimmy Buffett

Remember, "if someone mentions a band that you don't consider "punk" don't be a douche about it." :)
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1:28PM on 07/19/2013

Matthew Lillard.

I am the biggest ML fan. He needs to make Hackers 2 and be the focus this time.
I am the biggest ML fan. He needs to make Hackers 2 and be the focus this time.
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1:23PM on 07/19/2013
HAPPY!

Tidbit: Descendents
HAPPY!

Tidbit: Descendents
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11:39AM on 07/19/2013
I finally got around to watching SLC Punk. LOVED IT! Very much looking forward to the sequel.
I finally got around to watching SLC Punk. LOVED IT! Very much looking forward to the sequel.
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11:01AM on 07/19/2013
I'm all for this sequel, while it doesn't feel necessary they were a fun bunch of characters that I would like to visit again. Though I'm interested to see how they'll bring back in Til and Michale Goorjian. But I'm trusting the original cast and crew to get it done and get it done right.
I'm all for this sequel, while it doesn't feel necessary they were a fun bunch of characters that I would like to visit again. Though I'm interested to see how they'll bring back in Til and Michale Goorjian. But I'm trusting the original cast and crew to get it done and get it done right.
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10:59AM on 07/19/2013
TIDBIT: I could talk punk music for days, my favorite would either be The Ramones or The Clash, but I also love a lot of current stuff like The Lawrence Arms, Dillinger Four, Teenage Bottlerocket and The Copyrights.
TIDBIT: I could talk punk music for days, my favorite would either be The Ramones or The Clash, but I also love a lot of current stuff like The Lawrence Arms, Dillinger Four, Teenage Bottlerocket and The Copyrights.
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1:22PM on 07/19/2013
Dillinger Four are great, Civil War is a fantastic record!
Dillinger Four are great, Civil War is a fantastic record!
10:53AM on 07/19/2013
Im surprised they are getting Til back since in the movie when he left Steve-O says "And that was it. that was the last time i saw him"
Im surprised they are getting Til back since in the movie when he left Steve-O says "And that was it. that was the last time i saw him"
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10:59AM on 07/19/2013
I've never even see the movie but I would assume this movie takes place after the character of Stevo's internal monologue/voice-over.
I've never even see the movie but I would assume this movie takes place after the character of Stevo's internal monologue/voice-over.
11:48AM on 07/19/2013
Its not like there was a framing device where he was talking to us years in the future. He was an omniscient narrator, he'd even look in the camera and talk directly to the audience
Its not like there was a framing device where he was talking to us years in the future. He was an omniscient narrator, he'd even look in the camera and talk directly to the audience
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