Spinal Tap Film Announced

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Spoof rockers Spinal Tap are set to return in a new short film showing them travelling to Stonehenge.

Spinal Tap have become one of the best loved rock groups of all time. Emerging from a short skit written by three American comedians the story of the down on their luck English group has come to have a massive cult audience.

If you believe ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ then the group formed as a beat combo, before entering a psychedelic phase and ultimately turning towards hard rock. First shown in 1984 before an audience of rock elite it famously bombed, with the audience failing to get the joke.

However in time the film became a cult sensation. Spinal Tap themselves were bombarded with tour offers, despite never existing in real life. The band did eventually tour, and reformed earlier this year for the 25th anniversary of the film.

Amongst Spinal Tap’s British dates were a slot at Glastonbury, just a few short miles from Stonehenge. One of the film’s most famous moments is when Spinal Tap order a scale model of Stonehenge, but get the measurements wrong.

Now the original trio of Spinal Tap actors have reformed for a brand new short skit in which the rockers travel back in time to the original monument. Titled ‘Stonehenge: ‘Tis A Magic Place’ the film features the original line up of David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) and Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer).

‘Stonehenge: ‘Tis A Magic Place’ is the first short film to be sold on iTunes.

Watch a trailer for the film below…

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