British Mod Movie Quadrophenia Sequel Is Being Made
A sequel to the iconic British mod movie Quadrophenia is being made - 37 years after the original.
The new film will star many of the same cast members as the 1979 cult hit – singer Toyah Willcox, 58, Mark Wingett, 55, Phil Daniels, 57 and Trevor Laird, 58, and will start filming in London this summer.
The era-defining 1979 film adaptation of The Who's rock opera, which also starred Leslie Ash, 56, Sting, 64, and Ray Winstone, 59, documented the infamous clashes between rival gangs of mods on their scooters and rockers on motorbikes terrorising seaside resort Brighton with violent fighting.
The follow-up is set in the present-day and based on the book 'To Be Someone', by Peter Meadows, which was inspired by the original movie - and will be directed by Ray Burdis, who made 'The Wee Man' and 'The Krays', with his company Archangel productions.
Film-maker Ray is hoping the sequel will become a worldwide success and said he’s already had the blessing of The Who. He said: “Pete Townshend has given the book on which the film is based on, To Be Someone, his blessing, and the mod culture is still a major movement.
“It wasn’t difficult to get the cast members signed up as they all loved the script. Now we’ve got the core main cast in place we’re constructing the other characters carefully and slowly.
“People are banging the door down to be in the film, and there are some more big names to be announced”.