“Safe House,” an action thriller starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, was a solid winter hit for Universal, earning $126,181,630. Apparently it pleased the studio so much that they’re starting to plan a sequel. Deadline reports thatUniversal hired David Guggenheim, who wrote the first movie, to write a sequel. No word on whether either or both actors would return; I didn’t see the movie, but from what I understand it might be difficult to bring back one character, but not impossible. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and when there is money to be made, there is often a will.
“Safe House” starred Washington as “Tobin Fros, 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.” [synopsis courtesy of ComingSoon]
Daniel Espinosa directed. Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga, Fares Fares, Robert Patrick, Nora Arnezeder, Liam Cunningham, Joel Kinnaman, and Ruben Blades were also in the cast.