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Directors Reveal "Crank 2" Details

Posted: October 5th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Empire got the chance to speak to "Crank" co-directors, Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine, about the planned sequel, which is set to start shooting on April 25th, 2008. Spoilers ahead for anyone that hasn't seen the original.

"'Crank 2' will pick up exactly where 'Crank' one ends," says Taylor. "It's a true sequel. Jason Statham will return. It's not a prequel, it's not his brother, it's not a dream sequence. He will [scrape himself off the floor]."

The problem with a sequel, is that the hero fell out of a helicopter, then smashed into a car, falling to the ground. So, how will the two helmers bring the character back?

"We're finding that a lot of people were thinking, 'Oh, Crank 2 can't be done'," adds Neveldine. "But we came up with an idea, we wrote the script, and after the studio read it they couldn't believe that we pulled it off. And of course, the best test was giving it to Jason and Jason turned down every other project so he could do this, start this in the spring of next year. He was so excited, he couldn't believe it."

The original was a adrenaline-fuelled right from the beginning, but the directors are promising for the sequel to be even bigger.

"It's going to be more sexual, more violent more of everything," laughs Taylor. "We realise with a movie like 'Crank,' you can't do a sequel and do 60% or 70% of what the original was. You have to go twice as hard. So that's what we're going to do. If we're going to live up to the first one with the sequel we're taking it WAY past the point of the first one."

Click here to read our "Crank" review.

Source: Empire


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