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Turns Out American Pie 5 Could Begin Filming This Year After All


Whilst many of us thought we had said goodbye to the ever-popular film franchise for good it turns out the story may not be quite finished.

Talks of a fifth film actually date back to 2012, when the most recent instalment The Reunion was released.

However since then things remained pretty quiet and it looked less and less likely that a fifth film would ever happen after Seann William Scott said in an interview that the fourth film probably had not made enough at the domestic box office to warrant another film.

Despite his claim it seems we should never underestimate the power of nostalgia as plans for a potential new film have all of a sudden been revived.

Tara Reid, who played Vicky in three of the movies, has been discussing that elusive fifth movie during her promo for her latest film The Last Sharknado.

Speaking to Brazilian website Cinepop, the actress seemingly revealed plans are pretty much nailed on.

“I met the directors [Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, ed.] recently at the Emmy party and I said, ‘Let’s do the fifth movie, the franchise needs another movie.’ They replied: ‘It will happen! We’re going to make another!’

It will be incredible to come back. American Pie is American Pie. The movies were a part of American culture, it’s a classic. It is known all over the world. I’m very excited. It’s going to be a great year for me, with Sharknado’s debut and the possibility of filming yet another American Pie in 2018.”

Sure this is just going off a chat at a party, but the suggestion that filming could begin as early as this year? This whole situation has escalated pretty quickly.

Obviously we’ve got to be pretty wary of a generally disappointing box office showing from The Reunion in 2012 but nostalgia is definitely an ‘in’ trend at the minute.

The latest flick grossed $56 million at the box office compared to $90 million with 2003’s The Wedding.

So who knows?


Brad Lengden
Brad is the Editorial Manager of Student Problems and is responsible for bring the brand into the world of editorial. He studied journalism at the University of Salford, graduating in 2015 and writing for some of the biggest names in publishing, from NME Magazine to Skiddle to Manchester Confidential. His goal is to make people laugh, cry and relate within his articles sharing both personal experiences and telling the stories of others.