Empire Online recently caught up with “Crank” co-directors Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine who confirmed a sequel to their 2006 Jason Statham actioneer is planned.
Despite the character apparently falling to his death at the end of the first film, Taylor says “Crank 2 will pick up exactly where Crank one ends. It’s a true sequel. Jason Statham will return. It’s not a prequel, it’s not his brother, it’s not a dream sequence. He will [scrape himself off the floor]”.
“It’s going to be more sexual, more violent – more of everything. We realise with a movie like Crank, you can’t do a sequel and do 60% or 70% of what the original was. You have to go twice as hard. So that’s what we’re going to do. If we’re going to live up to the first one with the sequel – we’re taking it WAY past the point of the first one” adds Taylor.
“Crank 2” is set to start shooting on April 25th.