Critically acclaimed though it may have been, Sacha Gervasi‘s Anvil! The Story of Anvil didn’t exactly light another fire in the career of this titular, fairly obscure Canadian metal band. (Which, to be fair, is no small task.) But the group, God bless, have continued their rocking ways in the years since that film stole multiple hearts; now, they’re hoping to make a dent on the big screen with at least one more outing.
As the group announced on Facebook, fans of the original film (well, now “the original film”) can look forward to a follow-up, entitled Anvil 2: The Quest for World Peace. (Also: popularizing an unknown band suddenly became a small task.) The picture will call for an Israel-set concert that, if properly orchestrated, will bring about… world peace.
Read part of the discussion below:
“Robb [Reiner]: ‘Me and Lips are gonna try to rally the world and throw a peace concert in Israel, and they’re gonna film it.’
[Steve 'Lips' Kudrow]: ‘The selfish endeavor of making it for ourselves is pretty much done. We’re living the dream. Now it’s like, what can we do to change the world? We changed our world, but what can we do to change the world to make it a better place? There’s a way to use your celebrity for really good things.’”
And, on that last note, Reiner announced their intention to “talk to lots of bands, politicians, corporations… Everything possible to be involved in this, we’re gonna rally, and we’ll film it in real time, and we’ll see what happens.” Gervasi will probably not be one of the men filming the project, however, what with Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho on his agenda for the next several months.
There’s no indication as to when, how, or even if this will be seeing a theatrical release, but we’ll keep you updated on that matter when the proper information comes in.
Are you up for an Anvil! sequel? What were your thoughts on the first?
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