Project X focuses on three less-than-popular students who host an end of year party, in an attempt to improve their social standing and attract the girls of their dreams. As if often the case with such a simple premise, it doesn’t take long for things to spiral out of control. And the events that unfold in Project X reach a level that can only be described as mind-blowing in calibre: we’re talking mass property destruction, a suburban neighbourhood on fire and a final showdown with the police. Hollywood shooting for plausibility, as ever.
Michael Bacall, screenwriter for the original film, has since been tasked with producing a treatment for the sequel. It’s not clear, however, whether this will materialise into a fully fledged script; a decision that ultimately rests with Project X producers, Todd Phillips and Joel Silver.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s also unclear whether Project X’s three protagonists, portrayed by Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Brown, will return for the second outing. We found they’re not the most likable of characters, as you’ll already know from reading Rob Keeling’s review, and so here’s to hoping that the sequel pushes in a new direction, with a fresh cast drafted in.