Fuelled by the success of “Sicario,” Lionsgate has greenlit “Sicario 2.” The movie is reported to be centered around Benicio Del Toro’s assassin, ‘Alejandro.’ Read on for more details.
Denis Villenueve’s “Sicario” has gathered an impressive amount of praise since its release at TIFF, and the studio is already developing a sequel. The yet to be announced, unnamed project is currently under progress under “Sicario” writer Taylor Sheridan. Speaking with Variety, Patrick Wachsberger, co-chair of the studio’s motion picture group, revealed that they found ‘Alejandro’s character to be a sequel worthy.
Wachsberger said, “Before the release of this movie, I was talking to Denis and I said what happened to this character? Where is Benicio going?”
Benicio Del Toro is actually going to “Star Wars Episode VII” where he has already confirmed about playing the villain. It is also not known if director Denis Villeneuve will be involved directly in the project, as he is already helming the filming of “Blade Runner 2” with Harrison Ford. Even if it is early days for the project, but we can expect it to be confirmed soon.
“Sicario” is already a massive hit, having raked $401,288 last weekend from just six theaters, making a record per theater takings this year.
The plot of “Sicario” revolves around a dirty drug war being fought by American and Mexican agents targeting the top drug suppliers from Mexico. It is being praised for its intense action set pieces, as well as supposedly an Oscar worthy performance from Emily Blunt. Benicio Del Toro plays the titular “Sicario” a ‘hitman,’ whose steely exterior hides a deep trauma. Having acted in “Savages” and “Traffic,” Del Toro is an experienced hand at cartel dramas.
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