We’ve already learned a lot of things we weren’t supposed to from the recent Sony email leak, and as the massive amount of information is sorted through, we keep getting new updates. The latest tidbit of information from the leak is that director Spike Lee is interested and eagerly negotiating to have Drake and Kevin Hart as the stars of the already penned sequel to his 1988 classic musical comedy “School Daze”. (below)
Spike’s agent discussed plans for “School Daze Too” in a proposition meeting with Sony some time before revealing that both Kevin Hart and Drake are being considered for the film.
“This is a new draft that Spike has written after meetings with Drake, who will play the lead role of PE*NIS, and Kevin Hart who will play DAT NIGGA JIGGA,” read the email. “The budget is $ 9 million (net, after Georgia tax credits), not including historic costs, star salaries, creative producer fees. I believe in the film both as an entertainment — a college film — and as a provocative and exciting piece about the conflict of traditional values (education, college) and hip hop/star/celebrity culture. Why go to college to get a job to make money when you can make more money rapping, stripping, and creating salacious music videos even if they demean women??”
As far as we know, the project hasn’t actually got off the ground yet, as neither Sony nor Lee has confirmed it’s production. Spike has mentioned that the script is complete in interviews however, so hopefully we’ll see the idea actually come to the big screen one day.