90s club classic Human Traffic is getting a sequel

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Human Traffic 1999
'Avin in large Human Traffic – a club classic from the late 90s. Image Picture Metrodome

The 90s club classic Human Traffic is getting a sequel.

Human Traffic: The Revolution will be written and directed by original helmer Justin Kerrigan, and reportedly see members of the original cast reunite in Ibiza.

Little else is known about the follow-up, only that Parallax East are the company behind the project and Sally Hibbin (the ID film) is producing. A Facebook page for Human Traffic: The Revolution quietly appeared in March this year and he’s been posting video and photo updates from the original movie.

Human Traffic, released in 1999, was one of the few Trainspotting-style films released on the back of the Danny Boyle classic that got anywhere near matching it (Twin Towns… not so much).

Set in Cardiff at the height of the 90s club scene, Human Traffic revolved around one big, Ecstacy-fueled weekend out for friends Jip, Lulu, Koop, Nina and Moff.

Danny Dyer in Human Traffic
Traffic fatality Danny Dyer looked a lot less fresh-faced after his six-hour tugging marathon.

John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes and Nicola Reynolds featured in the cast while Danny Dyer made his film debut as Moff.

It’s unclear at this point who’ll be back and who’ll be sitting it out, but the news that Human Traffic is finally happening will no doubt excite fans who’ve been clamouring for it for years.

A tweet from Dyer, though, suggests he’ll be back playing Moff very soon…

Kerrigan, who also directed Robert Carlyle’s I Know You Know, spoke about the experience of making the film with Wales Online for the film’s 15-year anniversary in 2014.

“I’m proud to have worked with all the people on Human Traffic, it was the surprise box office hit of the year and the awards that it won where totally unexpected, but what I’m most proud of is when people tell me ‘that’s me’, that they see themselves in one of the characters,” he said.

“It makes me feel that we are all connected in some strange way.”

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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