Bring Back New New! Is A Sequel To “ATL” In The Works?
While some of you might be rolling your eyes at the thought of it, in the case of my co-worker who loves her some T.I., a few of you might be somewhere excited at the idea that we could be seeing a second installment of ATL soon enough.
In an interview with Rap-Up, director Chris Robinson, who was behind the original classic film (I kid, I kid), spoke not too long ago on the possibility of a sequel. He said that for all he knew at that time, work on a new film was a rumor, but he did speak on what it would take to get one made:
“We all joked about doing an ATL 2, and how down T.I.’s character would be running the comic section of the newspaper and what the twins would be doing. But you never know. If the fans wanted it enough, there would definitely be a sequel.”
Well, according to VIBE, it just might be happening. On his Instagram page, Robinson posted the following picture:
As you can see, the caption says that an ATL II is in the works, and could either start filming or be released by next spring. Robinson went on to delete the photo, but has since posted pictures of Jackie Long (who played Esquire in the film) and Albert Daniels (who played Brooklyn) out together, with the caption “
#ESQUIRE #BROOKLYN #ATL II MEETING #START THE RUMORS!” All I can say is that, one, he needs to chill out on all the caps lock, and two, things are about to get pretty interesting.
While the original ATL is…cute, it was released in 2006. It seems a bit late to try and do sequel, especially since T.I. definitely doesn’t look like he did in the first film, in Lauren London is focused on her new gig on The Game. But I wouldn’t mind knowing what became of Rashad and New New…
But what about you? Do you think a sequel to ATL is a good idea after all of these years?