The Hollywood Reporter says a sequel to Spike Lee’s Inside Man is moving forward at Universal, with Terry George in negotiations to write the screenplay and Lee coming back to direct the Brian Grazer-produced film.
Inside Man 2, as the project is tentatively being called, will pick up on the characters and dynamic but not the storyline of the original. The first film, which was written by Russell Gewirtz, centered on a standoff between a bank robber (Clive Owens) and a hostage negotiator (Denzel Washington) at a New York bank.
Lee says he foresees that the new film will continue the relationship between the two main characters but in a new high-tension situation.
Grazer will produce Inside Man 2 via his Imagine Entertainment banner, with Lee and Daniel Rosenberg executive producing.
Lee said Denzel Washington and Clive Owen are interested in re-teaming for the project.