Mile 22 sequel gets a screenwriter
Ahead of its August 17 release date, STXFilms is already gearing up for more of the Peter Berg’s action-thriller starring Mark Wahlberg. According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer Umair Aleen (Extraction) is set to pen the script for the already in-development sequel to Mile 22. Aleen wrote the Black List movie Kate that has since been purchased by Netflix and is currently in pre-production.
Mile 22 is directed by Berg (Patriots Day, Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor) and stars Academy Award nominees Mark Wahlberg (Transformers film series, Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon) and John Malkovich (Deepwater Horizon, Being John Malkovich), as well as Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Iko Uwais (The Raid film series, Triple Threat) and Ronda Rousey (Furious 7, The Expendables).
Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.
Mile 22 and its untitled sequel are part of STXfilms’ plans to franchise the project on multiple platforms, including film, television, and VR. Plot details for the Mile 22 follow-up have not yet been released.