Grungy heist film and thinly veiled “Heat” rip-off “Den of Thieves” is officially getting a sequel with eOne and Tucker Tooley Entertainment taking over from STX Films as financiers.
Stars Gerard Butler and O’Shea Jackson will reprise their roles, as will director Christian Gudegast and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson in a TBA production capacity. Gudegast co-wrote the first film with “Prison Break” creator Paul Scheuring.
The follow-up, titled “Den of Thieves 2: Pantera,” sees Butler’s Big Nick Flanagan on the hunt for a group of sophisticated bank robbers on the streets of Europe. He’s also getting closer to capturing Donnie (Jackson) who has become caught up in the world of diamond thieves and the Panther mafia.
Meadow Williams will also reprise her role as Holly in the film which aims to begin shooting later this year.