Mark Nevedine tells Empire that not only is a third “Crank” film being planned, they’re trying to get “Luther” and “Thor” star Idris Elba in the next one.
Nevedine and his cohort Brian Taylor recently shot “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” with Elba. Nevedine says “we joking-but-not-quite-jokingly joked about that with Idris while we were over in Romania and Turkey. Just trying to figure out a way of getting him into Crank 3. There are so many different ways that Crank 3 could go. We’ve been talking about the top 50 ideas we what to do for Crank 3, so we’re just trying to pair them down. By the way, Crank 3 is going to happen, the studios are really excited about it – it’s just all about timing.”
Despite the last film’s ending, Jason Statham will be back as Chev Chellios in this outing. “With Crank, basically, you insert another quarter and you play the game again. it’s kind of like what thrills me and Brian, it’s whatever we feel like doing there in the moment, whatever we wanna do, we just do and make it happen. The important thing is what powers Chev. It was adrenaline that kept him alive in the first one, it was electricity in the second one, you know, it’s all about what will keep him alive in the third one. it’s just fun slinging those ideas around.”