Universal Hires David Guggenheim to Script a 'Safe House' Sequel
Earlier this year Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds teamed up for the action thriller Safe House which marked the Hollywood directorial debut of Daniel Espinosa, and now it sounds like a sequel is on the way. After making $202 million worldwide at the box office, Universal was pleased enough with the film that Heat Vision reports the studio has hired the film's original writer David Guggenheim to script a new installment that could actually be a prequel or a sequel. The original film followed a bored young CIA agent (Reynolds) overseeing a South African safe house who is thrust into a life-and-death adventure when he has to keep a rogue agent (Washington) safe, but there's no word on the plot for the new film though. Read on!
However, the studio is anxious to get Washington involved again. Spoiler alert from here on out! That almost certainly would have to make this film a prequel since Washington's character dies at the end of the first film. Frankly, I'd like to see the aftermath of Reynolds' character's action in a Bourne style thriller, but that's just me. Of course, I can easily see Washington in action as an agent before the events of the first film as well. Guggenheim came out of nowhere with this script that he wrote while working as an editor as US Weekly and he's since written Stolen with Nicolas Cage and Narco Sub, a script once linked to the late Tony Scott and is now in limbo after his death. Hopefully we'll hear more about this Safe House follow-up soon.