Back in January, “Smokin’ Aces” director Joe Carnahan expressed interest in making a prequel involving the Tremor brothers characters. When the movie flopped theatrically however, it seemed chances of it were unlikely.
Yet DVD sales have been stellar, so much so that not only has the idea resurfaced but it seems to be moving forward according to the director himself.
“Universal wants to move ahead with a direct-to-video prequel of ‘Smokin’ and asked me if I wanted to Godfather the thing and make sure we did a really cool story” Caranhan revealed to Slashfilm.
He added “The DVD numbers ‘Smokin’ Aces’ has done are astounding and they want to strike while the iron is hot. Whatever reluctance I have is alleviated by the fact that we can really do this balls out, hardcore prequel and not be constrained by ratings or any other puritanical MPAA bullsh*t. That I love.”
In the original film, the Neo-Nazi rednecks/assassin brothers were played by Chris Pine, Kevin Durand and Maury Sterling.