Brian Taylor Thinks There Should Be A 'Crank' Cinematic Universe
Posted 2018/01/30 0 0
Crank 3 is going to happen.
While being interviewed on The Movie Crypt podcast hosted by his fellow filmmakers Adam Green (Hatchet, Victor Crowley) and Joe Lynch (Mayhem), Crank co-director Brian Taylor revealed the possibilities of Crank 3. So will we get it? Taylor sure thinks so, but he’s not settling for a simple sequel. He wants more, like a Crank cinematic universe.
“The prospects for Crank 3 would be much improved if the second movie had made more than $12 at the box office. So there really isn’t like a Fast & Furious financial incentive to do it, right?"
Yet Taylor didn't rule out the possibility of Crank Three entirely (and outlined what it'd take to get the duo to do another one):
"My feeling about Crank 3 is that Crank 3 should be as exponentially more fucked up than Crank 2 as Crank 2 was Crank 1. Obviously, there’s been talk here and there but I’ve never really felt that creatively it was fucked up enough to really do. Because the studio will get in contact with us: ‘What do you guys think about this?’ ‘What do you guys think about that?’ And the scenarios are always very tame compared to what I think it should be."
Taylor did offer some hope for those who want to see the return of Statham’s character, the much-tormented Chev Chelios.
“Obviously, there’s a great movie there somewhere,” said the director. “I don’t know if it’s going to be Jason Statham in a wheelchair, 40 years from now. I think there should be a Crank cinematic universe. Not just one movie. So who knows? There’s nothing in the works right now. But you never know. Me and Mark are brothers for life.”
Watch the trailer for Crank: High Voltage here.