Though Shoot ‘Em Up, the Michael Davis action film starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Monica Belucci, doesn’t hit theaters for several more weeks, there is already talk of a sequel.
Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Davis and the film’s three producers (Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Rick Benattar) spoke about a potential sequel.
Be warned, the fate of one of the characters could be determined by reading any further:
“Well, Michael’s already written a script and it’s even wilder,” Montford told us. “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.”
“You say that SPOILER can’t come back,” Murphy added when asked about one of the characters returning, “but the discussions between the three of us, Michael and Clive, that 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.'”
“In the script we’ve read, there’s no baby,” Murphy answered when questioned about whether Owen’s gunman could possibly end up in a similar situation.
“Well, no, that’s a misstatement,” Davis corrected later when we asked about that script and his own thoughts about turning it into a sequel. “There is not a sequel planned yet. I’ve written another crazy wild funny action script that could be ‘Shoot ‘Em Up’ if I made a few alterations. 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.'”
For more on the interview, visit this link.
Shoot ‘Em Up hits theaters on September 7th.