Crank 2: High Voltage is a Go!
Although we knew this already, official confirmation arrives regarding the sequel to 2006's adrenaline-injected action extravaganza Crank. Officially titled Crank 2: High Voltage, Jason Statham is signed on again and the same writer-director duo of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor will be back as well. In Crank, Chev Chelios needed adrenaline to keep his heart pumping to stay alive, in Crank 2 it's jolts of electricity for a fake heart.
In this story, Chev faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered artificial ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working. A chase begins through Los Angeles.
If that doesn't make you giggle with excitement as to the entertainment we'll be seeing in Crank 2, then I don't know what kind of over-the-top plot involving Jason Statham would! Crank 2 will start up production after writer and directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor finish work on their film Game. The report does state that Crank 2 will hit earlier than Game, but I guess that's something Lionsgate will coordinate in terms of release dates, as Game is already filming.
I've already expressed my complete excitement for Crank 2 and it continues to increase. I loved Crank and this sounds like it will actually be taking it up a notch like a great sequel should! I really can't wait to see what they do with electricity and Chev!