The sequel to Repo Man starts filming next month, according to Production Weekly. Not only that, but the sequel to the cult classic, Repo Chick, has a female star, and a bit of a serious message about the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
The idea of a Repo film with a "message" makes me severely uneasy. Slashfilm quoted writer Alex Cox describing it saying it will:
unfold against the background of the credit crunch and the subprime mortgage crisis in the US, where repossessions of homes, cars and other forms of property is at a new high. ‘The repo business has expanded to everything from boats, houses, aeroplanes, small nations…children
I trust Cox to deliver an insane script, but I worry about it getting lightened up in the process. Cox mentioned on his blog that Repo Chick will be predominately funded out of his own pocket, so there's still hope that when they start filming January 1 start date for filming. Until we know more we'll have to hold our selves over with the other Repo Man sequel that Cox wrote as a screenplay, but was turned into a novel called Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday.