Shoot 'Em Up Sequel Already In The Works?
One of the two movies that we screened at Comic-Con was Shoot 'Em Up, the incredible new action film starring Clive Owen. Although we spent a few minutes chatting with writer/director Michael Davis in our interview (which you can watch here), ComingSoon spoke with him and the producers and learned that a sequel is possibly in the works. Not only was Shoot 'Em Up just an awesome action movie, but it really deserves a sequel more than anything.
One of the producers on the film, Susan Montford, commented during press interviews that "Michael's already written a script and it's even wilder." She adds that, "It could also be a stand-alone piece as well. He's been very clever. He's written a brilliant script and it could be adapted to be a sequel or it could stand alone."
Following this up with Michael, they discovered that he's got grand plans as a filmmaker and after seeing Shoot 'Em Up, I'll say he actually does deserve to be recognized for making one kick ass movie so far.
"I've written another crazy wild funny action script that could be 'Shoot 'Em Up' if I made a few alterations," admits director Davis. "You're not going to see me be the guy that genre hops because my favorite genre is the action movie. The greatest goal for me would be to continue on as a writer/director that people identify your signature and doing a 'Shoot 'Em Up' sequel to me would just be validation to me that 'Hey, I created something that people want to see.'"
As I said, once everyone goes and actually sees this they'll understand just how incredible it is. It's not a film meant for everyone, but it is an action film without any real plot and it knows it. It's just there to have fun and Clive Owen delivers some action that you can kick back and enjoy your popcorn while watching. The producers even commented on how much the films wouldn't be direct sequels, but almost like Bond films or as they reference, Sergio Leone.
"…This film is very much in the tradition of Sergio Leone, and if you watch that trilogy, they're not really sequels. The same characters come back and the same actors come back, and then they have another story, so there's no reason we can't have all three of these people back in a different story and still call it 'Shoot 'Em Up 2.'"