Quadrophenia, a 1979 film based on the 1973 The Who album of the same name, is getting a sequel. Reportedly, filming on it will begin this summer in London.
The sequel is said to be based on Peter Meadows’s To Be Someone, a book based on the original Quadrophenia.
The original featured mods versus rockers in 1960s London. The sequel will take place in present day and follow the same characters later in life. Cast members returning from the original include Phil Daniels (Jimmy), Mark Wingett (Dave), and singer Toyah Willcox (Monkey). Ray Burdis is set to direct. There is no word yet if any of the Who are involved in the project.
“The natural journey for my character, nearly 40 years on, has seen her become a sexual predator, working in the sex industry as a madam,” Willcox told the Mirror. “She’s married to one of the other main characters and they’re swingers.”