Friday, September 7, 2012

SAFE HOUSE (Sequel Speculation)


Safe House grossed over $200 million worldwide this year, and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the studio is considering a sequel and that they've brought aboard the original film's screenwriter, David Guggenheim, to work out a new screenplay.

Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington in Safe House
The first film was directed by Daniel Espinosa and starred Denzel Washington as Tobin Frost, a dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Ryan Reynolds) escapes with him. Together, the unlikely allies have to stay alive long enough to find out who wants them dead.

There's not yet confirmation as to whether or not Reynolds or Washington would return, though the trade suggests that studio is interested in getting them both back. Whether this might be a prequel or sequel remains to be seen, as one of the characters meets his demise at the end of the first film. If they go with a prequel the characters weren’t connected before the events of this film, so we quite interested in seeing as to, how they will make this work with both Reynolds and Washington potentially returning. 

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