Crank Sequel, Not a Prequel, Confirmed
by Alex Billington
April 29, 2007
Is Chev Chelios still alive? The news has been out since early March about a Crank sequel, but an extra bit of confirmation has arrived, which also confirms that it's specifically a sequel, not a prequel. Thanks to the guys at The Movie Blog, they spoke briefly with Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine, the writers and directors of Crank, and got a good bit of Crank sequel talk out of them.
"There will be a sequel to Crank yes. Prepare to Crank again. And you know the 'is it a sequel or prequel' question… IT'S A SEQUEL. We're not selling out and going prequel. We are picking up where the last movie left off."
Everyone else has been speculating what exactly that means, and I'll say either one of two things. First, Chev is still breathing (those damn drugs are potent), or second, they're going to go after his girlfriend or someone else down the line and it won't star Jason Statham. Either way, I'm all for it. I loved the first movie, it was an adrenaline fueled fun film, and I can't wait to see how far they'll take it next. No word on a production start or planned release, although I feel it's aiming for 2008.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
[...] - Last year’s overdosed videogame-turn-movie flick Crank is getting a sequel. If you’ve seen the first, you’re probably scratching your heads over the announcement. I thought the first film, while at times striking and enjoyable, reeked of MTV-generation A.D.D. direction and silliness. The film was, in a word, ridiculous. [...]
Sound the Sirens Magazine :: Music, Film, Entertainment on Apr 30, 2007
omg, I just watched the "Crank'd Out Mode" on the special features which is another name for commentary play during the movie, they said "maybe the sequel will start where Chev injested the haition chemicals in the cab"....is that a hint or what!!
Jason Flipper on Aug 22, 2007
If Statham is not in it I'm not going to watch it! He made the film what it was and I only bought it because I like his films. AWESOME is the word, pure FUN thats rare in films today, there all dull as S***, please get Statham back you imagine Keanu Reeves doing it hahaha NO it would be PLANK not CRANK...
SW1000xg on Apr 24, 2008
Omfg.. you cant be serious. Jason Stathams' character is dead and you want to continue the Bullsh*t? Lemme see if I understand your 2 dimensional thinking, create a movie based on drug overdose, driven by adrenaline, with a storyline of a low-grade porn flick, add lotsa T n' A, gunfire and a dramatic ending where the main character dies. (Rinse and repeat.) For the love of all things created original, lets this movie rest in peace.
Nibiru on Oct 6, 2008
Yeah ok lets make more original (not) movies with more ugly jews in them that are a remake of an old film, so it's ok if you like that sort of thing me nope...
sw1000xg on Oct 6, 2008
u look at the end he blinks if that dose not tell u he sevived then what the fuck dose the car broke his fall and its a movie look at the end of the second 1 hes on fire yet stathom has said yes 2 be in crank 3D.
jack on Aug 25, 2009
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