Leave Spring Breakers Alone

Arguably the most unexpectedly political film of 2012 for its uncensored statement on American culture that has only continued to prove more accurate, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is one of those narratives that really oughtn’t to be fucked with. And yet, that’s just what’s going to happen now that digital streaming service Blackpills has its hands on the rights to the film.

Though the details are still germinal, it’s likely that the show will be released in the binge-watching format all at once, and will not have the participation of any original cast members, least of all James Franco, who had already previously objected to doing a sequel to the movie.

This unfortunate trend in turning perfectly viable cinema into a low-brow caliber TV series isn’t the first to desecrate a great movie this year–just look at what’s happened to Snatch. But at least Guy Ritchie is probably getting something out of that. It doesn’t seem Harmony Korine will be as financially lucky as it is the original producers of Spring Breakers, Chris Hanley and Fernando Sulichin, who are spearheading the project.

And yeah, maybe Alien (Franco) declared “Spring break 4eva” many a time throughout the film, but we really don’t think this was what he meant when he said it.