A new Spice Girls movie is coming and Posh will be in it


I know this news would have make my former co-worker Corey very happy: The Spice Girl are back, baby! Well, mostly back. As Emma Bunton, Mel B, Mel C and Geri Halliwell – wrap up their big world tour, it was just announced that we’ll be getting a follow-up to Spice World. And Vicky B will finally join them! A full Spice Rack – yay!

All five members of the iconic ’90s group are on board as the studio reveals new release dates.

Paramount Animation president Mireille Soria is bringing girl power to the unit — literally. The studio, which boasts a mostly female senior staff, is in early development on a Spice Girls movie among a slate eyeing two releases a year, starting in 2020.

All five members of the iconic ’90s group — Melanie Brown (Scary), Emma Bunton (Baby), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty), Geri Halliwell (Ginger) and Victoria Beckham (Posh) are on board, with Simon Fuller producing and Karen McCullah and Kiwi Smith writing the screenplay. The animated feature will include Spice Girls classics as well as new songs. The Spice Girls “had an idea that we’ve been developing,” Soria tells The Hollywood Reporter. “They are very involved.”

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

Okay, so it’s only their voices and their animated likenesses, but that’s close enough. I might even go a step further and say it’s almost a better option because animation will allow the story to go anywhere and they can do anything. Yellow Submarine (which I recognize was not the actual Beatles’ voices) was the perfect solution for a band that had already splintered into their own projects. I, tragically, have never seen Spice World but I am hazarding a guess that there’s a reason none of these ladies pursued a proper acting career. Animation will do the heavy lifting there as well. Honestly, I think this sounds really fun and I’m excited there will be new music included. The part of the story being pushed out front is that Victoria Beckham is returning to join them for the movie. The supposition is that animosity kept her from the doing the tour, but I honestly don’t think that was it. I think that Victoria recognizes that she can’t sing well and barely dances and didn’t want to spend the next few months having the media rip her apart for it. She’s got her fashion line and carved out a little corner of comfort there, I think she made the right choice.

People noted that, “details about the film’s plot are not yet available.” I thought getting all five back together was the plot. I guess if they need more ideas, I can muster a few. How about Bedtime Stories with Mel B and Geri. Or How to Contain Your Soccer Balls by Vicky B. Or maybe, The Best Way to Brush with Emma B. Okay, no – honest submission: they are former MI6 agents who specialized in fashion crimes. Decades after they retired, someone steals Posh’s Fall Line and they have to reunite to track it down. The finale is all five performing at a Spice themed Met Gala.




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  1. Jillybean says:


    • SNAP says:

      Ah, 90’s/early 2000’s fashion and music…it defined my teen years. My kids “who dat?” face when i told them about the Spice Girls was everything. I felt…old…lol…Had to break out the “now that’s what i call music” CD collection and get them up to speed. I know how my mom felt when she showed me her own old records stack.

  2. The Twinkle Function says:

    Omg this is only slightly less cringeworthy than the stupid 90210 reunion thing theyre wheeling out with middleaged Donna and co starring.

    When will these hasbeens learn to maintain an air of mystery and keep the whole mystique alive by leaving their glory days in the past?

    Seriously hardly anyone wants to see 50 year women strutting around like elderly peacocks with wilted and motheaten feathers…

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Spice World was horrible camp but it plays OK today; nothing special. If you choose to watch it, I suggest you do it with a full box of wine and two large pizzas. LOL! LOL!

    • Yup, Me says:

      Most performers perform because they love what they do. Also – folks have bills to pay and these kinds of things can revive careers and revitalize their image, giving them years of additional opportunities to do what they love AND introduce them to a new fan base.

      Also, many of their fans are becoming middle aged women themselves and are open to seeing this next epilogue to their story.

      Airs of mystique and leaving glory days in the past are for other generations and folks who marry billionaires. Closed mouths don’t get fed and life is expensive.

  3. grabbyhands says:

    I never was into the Spice Girls phenomenon when it was at its height – their music annoyed me, the whole shtick was just a bit too much. So it was a giant shock when a roommate picked it up at a video store when it came out and brought it home and we watched it and I f*cking LOVED it. It was fun, it was silly and they looked like they were having fun and playing into the roles that had been set up for them. I will sit down and watch it whenever it comes on TV.
    I’m glad they’re doing an animated follow up (I agree that it is a smart move) and that Victoria is finally agreeing to participate. That whole thing allowed her to do what she’s doing now – people know she’s not the role she was given to play within the group. She should embrace it and allow herself to have fun with it.

  4. Becks1 says:

    Spice up your life!!!!!!

    I’m weirdly excited for this considering I have only seen parts of Spice World.

  5. BrickyardUte says:

    SpiceWold is hilarious and makes you appreciate Posh so much more. I seriously love that movie. “And I’m Victoria Malcom!”

  6. Pixelated says:

    I LOVED Spice World growing up. It’s still pretty funny and I loved how they didn’t take themselves too seriously. I am here for this!

  7. Betsy says:

    I finally saw SpiceWorld a year or two ago and I enjoyed it, but like all camp, I need to watch it a bunch more. I’m here for the animated show!