Although New Line Cinema’s hard core action flick Shoot ‘Em Up won’t hit theaters until September 7, director Michael Davis told ComingSoon.net today he was prepared to make a sequel. He said he already has a script and is planning on submitting it to the studio sometime this summer.
Davis also said he looks at Shoot ‘Em Up as a franchise and believes the star of the film, Clive Owen, would be back on board.
“What happened in this movie which is great, throughout the movie Paul Giamatti keeps saying ‘Who are you Mr. Hero?’ And then he says, ‘Oh you’re this guy. This is you. Isn’t that you?’ Smith (Owen) never says, ‘Yeah you got my back story.’ So the back story in ‘Shoot ‘Em Up’ supports some of the themes and emotions of the movie, but I never had Clive Owen admit to it,” Davis stated.
He added, “So if I ever wanted to do a sequel and create a different back story that had a little bit more residence for the new story, I could make up a new back story which I think is kind of fun. I think once you give up the mystery behind the hero and you know everything about him, it’s less fun.”
Davis confirmed he will be at Comic-Con in San Diego with Clive Owen and will screen the entire film, so stay tuned for more details.