The screenplay for the upcoming sequel to the cult comedy film Trolls was leaked on Monday night, revealing a new plot point that would see a spy, played by Kevin Costner, infiltrate a group of trolls and steal their secrets.
The screenplay was penned by Kevin Smith and Adam Goldberg, who co-wrote the first film.
The new plot twist would have seen a troll who goes by the name of “Ralphie” infiltrate a local school and steal the secrets of its teacher, who would then attempt to sell them to a rival troll.
The troll, played as a malevolent villain by Kevin Bacon, would be accompanied by a young girl, who, along with Ralphie, would try to use the teacher as a pawn.
“Ricky” and the girl are played by Seth Rogen and James Franco, respectively.
“We just saw a very cool one,” Smith said.
“There are some great lines in it.”
The original Trolls grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and became a cult hit in the United States.
It is now in its third installment, which has been dubbed The Evil Within 2.
“It’s a great script,” Smith told reporters, adding that it was “very fun” to write and produce.
The first film, Trolls, earned $1.3 billion at the box office, including a $40 million advance and $2 million from 20th Century Fox, who also produced.
“I have a very deep respect for Adam and Kevin.
We’ve been doing a lot of good things together,” Smith added.
“The script is very interesting and I’m excited to see what happens.”
Smith, who previously worked on the hit comedy The Lego Movie, has been working on the sequel for some time, having been offered the job of directing the sequel.
Smith, however, is currently filming Trolls 2, which he says will be released in 2020.
“My goal is to be back in the world of Trolls 3,” he said.
Smith also confirmed that the film will not have the same ending as the first Trolls.
“That will never happen.
There will never be a sequel to Trolls,” he told reporters.