This first Human Traffic film was released in 1999 and was set over the course of a drug-fuelled weekend in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
The much-anticipated sequel for the cult comedy movie Human Traffic is on its way, and fans cannot believe it is happening. Seriously, after 20 years? We are pretty sure it will be totally worth all this wait considering how fans have been eagerly waiting to see what's in store this time. This first Human Traffic film was released in 1999 and was set over the course of a drug-fuelled weekend in Cardiff, reports Mixmag.
Danny Dyer, John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes, and Nicola Reynolds were all part of the movie that received a cult following after its release.
The news of the sequel was confirmed by the writer and director by writer and director Justin Kerrigan at Cardiff’s Tramshead on April 6. This happened during the 20th-anniversary celebration for the original film taking place. During an interview with Mixmag, Kerrigan revealed what we can expect from the upcoming movie, titled “Human Traffic: The Revolution."
"Surprisingly excited because I’ve decided to make Human Traffic 2. Danny Dyer [Moff], Shaun Parkes [Koop] and Nicola Reynolds [Nina] are on board to make the sequel. The script is written. We have UK distribution. More announcements will be made throughout the year."
He added, "Human Traffic 2 is a reaction to Brexit. It’s about everyone coming together as one race – the human race. It’s a comedy about the rave generation set over a weekend in Cardiff, London and Ibiza. Human Traffic 2 is as relevant to today as [the original] was relevant for its time."
Four friends -- Jip, Lulu, Koop, Nina and Moff -- are in a dead-end job that they work during the week. All they do is pretty much wait until Friday night so that they can let themselves go and get on a crazy roller coaster ride that takes them right through to Monday morning.
The comedy-drama flick shows the ups and downs -- both chemical and emotional -- of five friends who party endlessly, where there are no rules, no limits and no saying "no."
However, for the sequel, no release date has been announced as of now. But the announcement for the sequel was never a surprise. Die-hard fans would remember that Dyer had hinted that he could reprise the role of Moff, tweeting that it was “one of my favorite characters ever.”
Meanwhile, the director also revealed how he remained in touch with the original cast, two decades after their project. "When I moved back to my old neighborhood in Cardiff I discovered Nicola Reynolds was my neighbor, coincidence? I don’t know. Shaun and I have always been in touch because we had a mutual friend in Howard Marks. Danny is on fire for the sequel and we’re talking all the time now – he can’t wait to play Moff again and I can’t wait to show the world what he is capable of. So we’re all still friends, and in each other’s corner."
Meanwhile, the EastEnders star Danny Dyer has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Dyer recently stunned the audience at the Olivier Awards on Sunday when he made a 'cheeky' joke about the Duchess of Cornwall. He was presenting a prestigious award at the time, reports DailyMail.
He made a flirty joke about the guest of honor when he was on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He presented the award for Best Revival and said: 'Shout out to the Duchess up there. No Charlie tonight I see. I'll pop up and see you later.'
Following the incident, ITV decided to cut the actor's joke from its coverage of the event when it aired on Sunday night. "The ceremony is very formal so anything close to the line makes producers nervous. Some saw his gag as a step too far. It had to be cut from the final broadcast, no question. It could have upset the Duchess," a source told DailyMail.