When Project X came out in 2012 nobody thought that a handycam movie about a house #Party would work, but everyone has been proved wrong. Project X was a huge success at the box office, and though the critics did not like it that much, the audience absolutely loved it. For the dismay of parents, the movie also served as an inspiration for teenagers to make the biggest house parties ever and honour the idea of the movie.
Although the idea of a sequel was already in place by the time of the release of the movie, the creators had to wait another three years to finally announce the second part, simply titled Project XX. It will come out August 19th 2016. The good news is that Todd Phillips, the director of The Hangover trilogy, returns as the producer of the sequel. But besides him everything is in question.
Officially there's hasn't been a director named for the movie, and whether the original cast returns is also doubtful. The only piece of information that we know of is that the sequel will take place immediately after the first one ended.
The director of Project X, Nima Nourizadeh, has since directed American Ultra, a comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, that will come out this August in the UK. Mr. Nourizadeh may look at the sequel of his first movie as a stepback in his career, but he may be persuaded to accept the job, just for the sake of old times. Not that it takes lots of money and time to direct a handycam movie.
Thomas Mann, the lead actor of Project X, is in similar position as Mr. Nourizadeh. Since 2012 he's been quite a busy actor, having played in more than 10 movies. Critics praised his performance as Greg Gaines in the movie called Me & Earl & The Dying Girl at last year's Sundance #Film Festival. Whether Mr. Mann wants to rejoin the franchise that boosted his career and whether he can spare some time for the movie in his busy schedule remains a big question.
Still, Warner Bros. have high hopes for the sequel. We can be certain of one thing: the party will be as crazy as ever.