Human Traffic 2 will be a reaction to Brexit says director
Human Traffic 2 is “as relevant to today as [the original] was relevant for its time,” says director.
This weekend they celebrated the 20th anniversary of Human Traffic, the 1999 British-Irish indie film that explores themes of coming of age, drug and club cultures with a hint of romance.
It’s a dialogue that adapts to the times. Director Justin Kerrigan says the sequel (yes, there will be a sequel) will be “a reaction to Brexit” and is “as relevant to today as [the original] was relevant for its time.”
Kerrigan also confirmed that the sequel to the cult classic will feature original cast members and fan favourites Danny Dyer, Shaun Parkes and Nicola Reynolds.
Although a due date is not set, Kerrigan says a script has been scribed and UK distribution for the film is locked and loaded.
The Human Traffic of today
In an exclusive interview with MixMag, Justin spoke of the film’s relevance in today’s political climate:
“Human Traffic 2 is a reaction to Brexit. It’s about everyone coming together as one race – the human race,” Kerrigan told us. “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.”
A follow up to Human Traffic was revealed in 2016 via a cryptic Facebook page and Kerrigan says events are set to take place in 2019 to raise awareness of the new film as well as help with funding.
Watch the trailer for Human Traffic below and watch this space for more developments about Human Traffic 2.