news of a Priscilla Queen of the Desert sequel

Priscilla Queen of the Desert sequel....latest news

Thirty years after Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving got dolled up in drag we have news of a Priscilla Queen of the Desert sequel! The original 1994 film followed a transgender woman named Bernadette (Stamp) and two drag queens, Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow (Weaving) and Tick/Mitzi Del Bra (Pearce) as they road trip around the Australian Outback in a bus nicknamed Priscilla and had proved a huge favourite on the cult film circuit so a sequel would seem long overdue.

Ar present details of the plot are thin but it is rumoured that the sequel will feature a grown-up version of Tick’s 7-year-old son from the original flick. Stephen Elliot will return as director, writer and producer, and is said to be looking for another producer to help him with the sequel. “I’m not repeating myself, we’ll start the new film in Australia, but by God, we’re going on one helluva journey,” Elliott reveals. Five years ago he began toying around with the idea of a sequel, but it took the death of his parents — his father and his mother died within two years of each other — plus the pandemic to focus his mind.

The original 1994 film received an Oscar for outstanding costume design, and two Golden Globe nominations for best musical or comedy and for Terence Stamp’s leading performance. The film spawned a jukebox stage musical with a book from Elliott and Allan Scott, which premiered in Sydney in 2006 and on Broadway in 2011 (with producer Bette Midler).

For several years, the 1976 Japanese-made bus, called Priscilla for the movie and which was rented during the filming in 1993, disappeared. It surfaced at a property in New South Wales but was damaged by wildfire and floods. However, the History Trust of South Australia took possession of it a year ago and launched a fundraising effort to restore it.

The Priscilla Queen of the Desert sequel is expected to start shooting before the end of the year

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