After more than 30 years, a sequel to the cult hit “Manta, Manta” is now being filmed. Til Schweiger will not only play the leading role but also direct the production. Tina Ruland and Michael Kessler should also return.
Even if Til Schweiger often has a difficult time with local film lovers, his new work could arouse a lot of interest. As has now been announced, the “Keinohrhasen” maker will next shoot a sequel to the cult film “Manta, Manta” from 1991. The chavvy comedy by Wolfgang Büld made a decisive contribution to Til Schweiger becoming a German superstar could.
In “Manta, Manta” Til Schweiger played Bertie, who, together with his clique (which also includes Klaus, played by Michael Kessler), is looking forward to a turbulent weekend. The gang has only one thing in mind: their Mantas, which they have converted into eye-catching sports cars with a lot of sweat and love. However, disaster takes its course when Bertie allows himself to be challenged to a race with a Mercedes. His girlfriend Uschi (Tina Ruland) dumps him, his car breaks down and his best friend (Stefan Gebelhoff) confesses with a heavy heart that he copied his high school diploma. But when it comes down to it again, the clique keeps it together…
This is “Manta, Manta 2”
For several years, Til Schweiger has been talking about wanting to stage a sequel to “Manta, Manta”. This dream is now being fulfilled for him as a leading actor and director. What the film is about is not yet known. However, it is said that in addition to Til Schweiger, Tina Ruland and Michael Kessler are back in the game to cause a lot of chaos in “Manta, Manta 2”. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW donated 1.2 million euros for the production.
Perhaps “Manta, Manta 2” is now the right film for director Til Schweiger to devote himself to a casual finger exercise instead of staging another of his kitschy stories of dismay or flat relationship comedies of the “class reunion 1.0” variety. The fact that “Manta, Manta” once became such a success was not only due to the playful cast but also to the wonderfully casual handling of local myths (in this case the manta obsessions in the Ruhr area). Since Schweiger only has to hit the plaster in a relaxed manner to make the fans happy.