ATL was released in 2006 and exceeded expectations
to become a cult classic and staple in Hip Hop and
Atlanta roller skating culture. More than 15 years
later, director Chris Robinson has the band back
together for a sequel, as the ATL 2 trailer arrived on
Friday (August 27).
The clip sent fans into a frenzy with a heavy dose of
nostalgia. Members from the original cast such
as T.I., Lauren London, Jackie Long, Jason Weaver,
Albert Daniels and Evan Ross are scene walking
down a street with Ray Charles’ “Georgia” playing in
The surprise came on the heels of Chance The
Rapper giving the original ATL its flowers as one of
the most “quotable movies” of his childhood. Chris
Robinson replied in his comments teasing the sequel,
but nobody expected it to manifest this quickly.
“I believe ATL is a movie that never truly got it’s
flowers,” Chance wrote. “It’s probably the most
quotable movie from my childhood.
Now, it remains to be seen if Chance was somehow in
on the sequel’s imminent announcement or he was
tweeting about ATL out of the blue.
ONE MORE TIME + #THE FAMILY #THELOVE
ATL enjoyed a successful run at the box office
recouping over $21 million on a $7 million budget
upon its March 2006 release. T.I. briefly teased a
sequel in the works in 2015. ATL is for many , a part
of the culture of an era. This is one of those sequels
everybody is waiting on, and we are all waiting for it.