Director James Merendino discusses “SLC Punk 2: Punk¹s Dead,” possibility of a third movie and more

Director James Merendino was recently interviewed by JoBlo. In the interview, he revealed some “SLC Punk 2: Punk’s Dead” plot details and expressed interest in making a third SLC Punk movie. Here’s a portion of what he had to say:

Ross and two friends are the primary focus of this movie. Ross lives under the long shadow cast by his dead father. He struggles with this and as the story unfolds as he tries to come to terms with the pressure of having to make up for the loss of this now legendary dead local figure. So, you could say, he’s the lead. I’m sort of passing the torch. It’s largely about how these new young outsiders in SLC behave and how the old crew from SLC Punk reacts to them, in their own, idiosyncratic way. I want to show a modern youth culture in this picture. At first I had intended to make a ‘Punk’ Mid-life crisis movie. And I still want to tell that story in a third movie…The story of what is happening to Stevo as he experiences the world outside of SLC. This is something I really want to do.

You can read the whole interview here.


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