Denzel Washington‘s Safe House was somehow a sleeper hit for Universal this past February. He co-starred in the film with Ryan Reynolds and it was written by David Guggenheim and directed by Daniel Espinosa.
I thought it was your average February action affair, with too much similarities to previous Bourne films and lots of Tony Scott-styled editing. What I’m trying to say is that the film was mediocre by every definition and not something you’d expect a sequel out of.
The ending of the film went on to confirm that and yet here we are reading a story (via THR) about Universal tapping into writer David Guggenheim to pen a sequel, which will be produced by returning producer Scott Stuber.
Reynolds is getting approached to reprise his role, but Washington’s involvement might be a bit trickier. I’d rather not go into spoiler territory, but let’s just say the nature of Washington’s character would mean a prequel or some clever damn writing on behalf of Guggenheim.
I’m not all that interested in a sequel, especially if Espinosa returns in the director’s chair, but I’ve seen lesser films get unneeded sequels and somehow they managed to survive.
Does Safe House 2 sound like something you’d like to see in a few years?