James Franco Hits Out At Spring Breakers Sequel
Star voices his anger over plan for follow-up to 2012 movie...
J-Franc starred with Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens in the dayglo crime romp, which was directed by arthouse stalwart Harmony Korine.
And the news broke last week that a follow-up was on the slate at production company Wild Bunch - with Irvine Welsh apparently writing the script.
However Franco has now vented his spleen on the subject via Instagram, writing: "STATEMENT ABOUT SPRING BREAKERS 2: This is not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent. The original was wholly Harmony's creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel.
"I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship. It will be a terrible film, with a horrible reason d'être: to make money off someone else's creativity.
"Can you imagine someone making the sequel to 'Taxi Driver' without Scorcese and DeNiro's consents? Insanity! I'm speaking up for Harmony and his original vision and for any creative person who cares about preserving artistic integrity."
His posting had more than 79,000 "likes" at the time of writing.
The sequel is set to be titled Spring Breakers: The Second Coming.