When the Warner Bros. released the remake of the 1960s TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the studio might have expected better results in box office as the movie managed to gross about $110 in the global box office. However, the little bit disappointment in the global box office didn’t seem to halt the studio as they have decided to produce a sequel for the movie according to start Armie Hammer.
Recently the star of the action thriller Free Fire talked to Slashfilm and confirmed that he recently talked to producer Lionel Wigram about the prospect of the sequel and revealed that there is already a script in the work. He said,
“I called Lionel Wigram, the producer of the movie, and he and Guy produced it and wrote it all together. I was like, ‘Dude, what’s the deal? I get asked about this shit all the time. Can you just write a sequel?’ He was like, ‘You know what? Yeah, f*** it, I’ll do it. Sure, I’ll write a sequel.’ I was like, ‘If you write one, I’m sure we can get one made,’ so who knows? Today is the first day I’ve actually told anyone that story. I only told one other person who asked. Apparently, the sequel is being written right now. No pressure, Lionel!”
Despite the box office result, the sequel can become a major success given that modern fans weren’t quite familiar with the series. The remake of the TV series focused on CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin as they were forced to work together to stop an international criminal organization. However, even though the star confirmed the sequel, there is still a lot of unknown factor as we’ll need to wait and see if the original co-stars return to reprise their roles. We are likely to hear more from the directors in the coming months as the script nears completion.
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