The Heavy Trip movie sequel has been announced for 2024

Heavier Trip – the aptly-named sequel to 2018 cult favourite metal film Heavy Trip – is arriving next year…

The Heavy Trip movie sequel has been announced for 2024
Emily Carter

The sequel to Finnish satire film Heavy Trip has been confirmed.

A social media post has announced that the new movie – which will be called Heavier Trip – is “coming up”, with a poster teasing the release date in 2024.

The first movie, which has an impressive 94 per cent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, debuted at SXSW in March 2018, and has since become a cult favourite amongst metalheads.

Speaking with Vague Visages in 2019, Jukka Vidgren – who directed the film alongside Juuso Laatio – said of the wider reception to Heavy Trip: “We were really surprised that the first film festival that we got into was something as huge as SXSW. After that, we got a lot of festival invitations. The film has always felt very Finnish to me, but the humour seems to translate very well, which is something I didn’t [consider] while making the film. I then thought, ‘This is something so Finnish, these small villages, the metal music, etc., and it will not be relatable for other people outside of it.’ But I was wrong, and that’s great. People do like the film, and the film has been sold to distributors to like 20, 30-something countries.”

Explaining the core themes of Heavy Trip, meanwhile, Jukka explained, “Most of the ideas came pretty easy. There’s a good soil for a comedy in a heavy metal scene. The core of the film was that these very nice, almost innocent kind of guys are playing this music that sounds very scary. That’s actually pretty much true. A lot of metalheads that we know are generally lovely dudes.”

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