A Trick sequel? Enter us!
Filmmaker Jim Fall revealed Thursday on Facebook that he’s working on a follow-up to Trick, the 1999 gay rom-com starring Christian Campbell, J.P. Pitoc, and Tori Spelling.
In Trick, directed by Fall and written by Jason Schafer, aspiring musical composer Gabriel (Campbell) and go-go boy Mark (Pitoc) have a night of misadventures as they search for a place to hook up. Along the way they have memorable encounters with Gabriel’s best friend Katherine (Spelling) and Miss Coco Peru.
Fall, who is writing and directing Trick 2, adds that the film should be out in 2019, just in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original indie, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Among those tagged in his Facebook post are original Trick stars Spelling and Steve Hayes, plus comedian Jimmy Fowlie, actor Kevin Chamberlin, and composer David Friedman.
In the comments, Fall elaborates: “Script is written, doing a reading with the cast soon, raising the money to make it all happen!!!”
Fall also confirms Coco Peru’s return and that the sequel will be set in both New York and L.A. “Scruff plays a role in bringing our two men back together again,” he teases.
Fall and the Trick cast spoke to TheBacklot in 2014 about the possibility of a sequel. Campbell, Pitoc, and Spelling all expressed interest in revisiting their iconic characters.
Campbell envisioned a gay version of Before Sunrise: “We could do that, right? Why not? I’m all for it. I think it’s great. One of these films every 15 years? Perfect!”
Pitoc shared his hopes for Gabriel and Mark: “I always like the happily ever after thing. And I think that they would stay together and they’d have kids.” Fall responded, “It’ll never be like anything you just said.”
Regardless of the sequel’s cast and plot, it’ll be big, it’ll be beautiful, and you’re gonna love it.