That's right folks! You read that awesome headline correctly. STX Entertainment and Diamond Film Productions will be treating all of us to a Den of Thieves sequel! The first film, released less than a month ago, to my surprising shock, was one hell of a kick ass action crime thriller. Which I've since proclaimed as the best action crime thriller since, Ben Affleck's The Town. A claim I fully stand behind! Especially having seen the film three times now, because its pretty damn awesome.
Anyways, here's the report Per Deadline:
"Gerard Butler, Tucker Tooley, Mark Canton, Alan Siegel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and director Christian Gudegast with O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (who is in negotiations) have pacted to return for a sequel to the heist thriller Den of Thieves. The project, which will be distributed by STX worldwide and financed by Diamond Film Productions, is being written by Gudegast from an original idea."
On top of that, Christian Gudegast, who's also returning to direct, has also revealed a plot synopsis for all of us to check out.
"Den of Thieves 2 ... will find Big Nick (Butler) on the hunt in the streets of Europe closing in on Donnie (Jackson Jr.) who is embroiled in the dangerous world of diamond thieves and the infamous Panther mafia, as they plot a massive heist of the world’s biggest diamond exchange."
This is by far the best news of the week. My only hesitation about this sequel is the lack of stand out/break out star Pablo Schreiber returning for the sequel, which is because of obvious reasons for anyone who's seen Den of Thieves. Maybe his character has a twin brother that wasn't mentioned in the first? Just wishful thinking. Either way I'm beyond excited for this one!
No production date has been revealed, but we'll keep you posted. In the mean time, go see Den of Thieves again with a friend or family member who hasn't. Because, its really freaking badass.