Crank is an underrated popcorn action movie. Crank succeeded where Shoot ‘Em Up sometimes failed, keeping the plot light and fun (and don’t get me wrong, I loved shoot ‘Em Up, the film sometimes had an uneven tonal h=style that sometimes reached darker areas than it probably should have). Well it’s now officially official that they are making a sequel. Of course, we all knew this was going to happen long ago when Writer-directors (I like to call them psychotic geniuses)Â Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor let word out earlier this year. The film has a new title: “Crank 2: High Voltage”.
Jason Statham has also officially signed on to return as hitman Chev Chelios, who must face 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. How is that for implausibly clever screenwriting? A chase begins through Los Angeles. I’ve been told that the film will continue seconds after the conclusion of the first film, and that many of the character, including many of the ones that you thought were dead, will also return in this sequel.
I’m very excited for this one, as you can probably tell.