Did Spike Lee Plan A ‘School Daze’ Sequel With Drake And Kevin Hart?
The Sony email leak has found the film and entertainment company with their digital pants down. Revealing slander amongst executives of stars including Willow and Jaden Smith as well as President Obama, the hack has let the public in on a bit of what goes on behind-the-scenes. And now, there’s a scoop on a possible project from Spike Lee.
In an email sent to Doug Belgrad, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lee’s agent Bart Walker detailed a script for School Daze Too. Lee, apparently intended for Drake and Kevin Hart to star in the sequel of the 1988 classic:
“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. The budget is $ 9 million (net, after Georgia tax credits), not including historic costs, star salaries, creative producer fees,” the email read. “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??”
Earlier this year, Lee confirmed that he indeed finished a script for the School Daze sequel. He told VIBE that the updated version of the film would be set at the same school, 25 years later.
“I got a script, the modern version of School Daze that’s the bomb, so we’re trying to get that made. Same school, Mission College, but present-day.
Judging by the looks of things, no movement has been made on the School Daze Too film. But Kevin Hart and Drake on screen could be an interesting sight.