Remember SLC Punk? “Kind of, I guess,” you say? Hey! It was pretty okay at the time. Who could forget the 1998 cult classic wherein Bob the straight edge guy died, Devon Sawa had a bunch of LSD absorb into his skin, the dude who played Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore was a total choad, and Matthew Lillard called pretty much everyone a poser before, too, relegating himself to the ranks of poser by film’s end? Boy oh boy, do we have news for you!
For reasons unknown to anybody, there will be a SLC Punk sequel a cool 18 years after the release of the original. Like its predecessor, the movie will have an exceptionally limited theatrical release. At this point, the closest it will get is Chicago—that is, unless Milwaukee does its part to screen this probable piece of shit at The Oriental!
According to an under-publicized Facebook event, Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 will screen at Oriental Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11…but only if 100 tickets are purchased before the event. Need to know more before you pull the trigger on purchasing?
“… Ross, Penny and Crash, three young outsiders from different tribes, embark on a road trip to get to a huge punk show in Salt Lake City. Ross, 18, is the love child of Trish and Heroin Bob, who died before Ross was born. During the course of their trip, and with the help of a healthy dose of drugs, alcohol and punk music, Ross shreds his darkly gothic outlook and embraces life. But his mother Trish, who raised Ross alone in her steam punk shop, thinks that he is in crisis and recruits Bob’s old SLC gang to help find him.“
Despite five of his last seven credits being Scooby-Doo-related, Lillard is NOT part of the SLC revival. However, the ghost of Heroin Bob lives on to flip off the son he never knew, and Sawa returns, looking as if this role might be his final destination as an actor. While you eagerly await Ghost World 2: Still Ghostin’, consider checking out SLC Punk‘s sequel. No posers! Just kidding…posers are totally welcome as long as enough people buy tickets. Passes go on sale January 16.