News: Redman Says "How High" Sequel Still On Deck, Promises It "Will Still Be Marijuana-Related" [Video]
Friday, Oct 16, 2009 2:35PM
After nearly a ten-year delay, Redman has promised a sequel to How High is still being worked on and explained why the follow-up would force him to change the main characters' names.
Blaming Universal for not allowing him and Method Man to move forward with their film, Red said he is currently on the prowl for a new movie deal.
"Yo, Red and Mef, we coming too," Reggie Noble promised in an interview. "Thanks everybody for buying the Blackout 2! album and everyone who's wondering about the How High movie, listen, we're trying to get a deal for it. Universal is not allowing us to use the name or the characters because of paperwork, right, so y'all know the deal, we gonna work around that. But the most important part, the video will still be marijuana-related, and that is the very important part." (The Life Files)
Redman previously spoke with SOHH about his issues with Universal.
"As far as Universal, bad move," Red explained last spring. "Everybody that we promoted the [movie] to, all our fans, we thank you for listening and rooting for us and wondering when the new movie coming out but it's not our fault. It's a business move. Universal are not pushing. They're not opening that money door for us to shoot it. We promoted the sh*t out of that movie. We got the whole world waiting for a How High 2. [They'd] be stupid not to just throw money and say let's just do it because it's already promoted. That's the real deal. It's business, paperwork, not us." (SOHH)
Last year, Red announced a follow-up to the cult classic was in the works.
"We shooting How High Part 2. We in the midst of sh*t. We want to represent all the smokers. We coming out for ya'll. Me and Meth take this marijuana sh*t real deal, real serious. That How High 2, we doing it again. All your favorite characters. I'm coming back in with it baby. (OutThaBoxTV)
The film landed on nationwide screens around 2001.
Two guys by the name of Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) decided to one day smoke something magical, which helps them to ace their college entrance exam. This eventually lands them in Harvard, where they're surrounded by the world of Ivy Leaguers. Although their new lifestyle is much different from back home, they kept on having fun until their supernatural smoke runs out. Now, they are on their own and they have to rely on each other to survive. (IMDb)
No further details surrounding How High 2 have been announced.
Check out Redman speaking on How High 2 below: