Nabbing a $132 million worldwide haul in the late Summer, serious thought is now being given to a sequel to the Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg-led action feature “2 Guns”.
The first film starred the pair as two criminals out to make a killing by stealing big money from a drug lord. The catch is one of them is a DEA agent, the other is a U.S. Navy intelligence officer.
Renounced by their respective agencies and left to fend for themselves, they are forced to work together to survive. Now, the film’s producer Randall Emmett says that some very early discussions have taken place for what they’re calling “3 Guns”. He tells Collider:
“I mean, I think we’re having that conversation. You know, I don’t wanna be so bold to say, you know, it’s 100%. Of course it comes down to Denzel and Mark and the director, Baltasar [Kormakur], who’s doing Everest now, who have to make that decision. We, of course, would love to do a sequel and we are pushing for a sequel.
I think we have to find the right story because that, of course, [is what] it all comes back to, but I think that we’ll probably push forward with a script soon and then hopefully if the creative powers that be, you know, fall in love with the storyline, then we would start to have that conversation.
You want a script that works and then you of course need the actors and the director to be, ‘Wow this is exciting and it’s worth it to go do it again.’ But otherwise, you leave it be and find something else.