Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming

Word is filming for Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming started earlier this month. Stomp the Yard was a hood hit, bringing in 67 million at the box office in 2007. I saw it twice. The movie is about a kid from the hood who just wanted to dance and in his selfishness and arrogance indirectly gets his little brother killed after winning a dance battle with some ruthless monsters. In the aftermath the kid, DJ, played by sexy muthfoya Columbus Short is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Atlanta and attend Truth University. He finds love and brotherhood yadda, yadda, yadda. The plot wasn’t very complex and we’ve seen it before but the dancing was a-mazing. The cast didn’t look too bad either.

The film also starred Meagan Good, Darrin Henson, Brian White, Laz Alonso, and Valerie Pettiford, Harry Lennix and, in their film debuts, Ne-Yo and Chris Brown. The movie was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia on the campuses of Morris Brown College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, and in the MAK Historic District of Decatur, Georgia. The filming is back in the ATL. The plot for the sequel hasn’t been revealed, but I don’t think it’s even relevant. The cast makes pretty good eye candy and I’m sure the dancing/stepping will be nice too.

Terrence J of 106 and Park has been added to the new cast along with former Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams, Pooch Hall of The Game fame and singer/rapper Teyana Taylor. The big question is if Columbus Short will return. Last month when asked about rejoining the cast he told The Hollywood Reporter “No.Come on! Some things are better left alone. I've learned that. I had my share of a sequel. I was in the "Save the Last Dance" sequel. That was cool. You've got to work your way up. (Laughs)” Since then there have been rumors of him reprising the role. Is Laz Alsonso coming back too? He is fione! Other casting is under way.

I ain’t fan of sequels, but I’ll go see this just for the eye candy. It may be out be February 2010.

(Some information taken from and celeb twitters.)