2 GUNS Producer Aiming For 3 GUNS

2 GUNS Producer Aiming For 3 GUNS

2 Guns producer Randall Emmett wants a sequel to Boom! Studios comic book movie which starred Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington. The film grossed double its production budget but a sequel is far from a foregone conclusion.

2 Guns, grossed $131.9M worldwide while costing $61M to produce. Not bad for a film opening in August and based on a little known comic book property. Of course, it does help to have Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington and Paula Patton as your leads. But those numbers, while good, do not necessarily guarantee that Universal's decision on whether to make a sequel is a no-brainer. Speaking to Collider to promote Lone Survivor (another Mark Wahlberg led feature), Randall Emmett had the following to share on the chances of a 2 Guns sequel. "I mean, I think we’re having that conversation. You know, I don’t wanna be so bold to say, you know, it’s 100%. Of course it comes down to Denzel and Mark and the director, Baltasar [Kormákur], who’s doing Everest now, who have to make that decision. We, of course, would love to do a sequel and we are pushing for a sequel."

Emmett went on to imply that efforts on a script for a sequel will push forward despite lingering uncertainty. “I think we have to find the right story because that, of course, [is what] it all comes back to, but I think that we’ll probably push forward with a script soon and then hopefully if the creative powers that be, you know, fall in love with the storyline, then we would start to have that conversation.”

Original 2 Guns comic book writer Steven Grant has already recently written another installment, the aptly titled 3 Guns, so there's plenty of source material to pick from for a script.

2 Guns will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on November 19.
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Running Time: 1 hr 49 minutes
Release Date: August 2 2013 (US)
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden
Directed by: Baltazar Kormakur
Written by: Steven Grant (comic book) Blake Masters (screenplay)

"Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in “2 Guns,” an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.

For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down.

When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way."
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JoJo1982 - 12/8/2013, 6:34 AM

O yeah first!!!
driver - 12/8/2013, 6:37 AM
Eddie Murphy will be the 3rd!
JoJo1982 - 12/8/2013, 6:38 AM
I admit I thought the movie was okay at best but it doesn't deserve a sequel, much like Red didnt deserve a sequel(a sequel which didnt do so well).

MexicanSexyman - 12/8/2013, 6:54 AM
I'll eventually pick up Red 2 and 2 Guns on bluray when they become cheap.
MarkJulian - 12/8/2013, 7:05 AM
2 Guns was surprisingly good, Wouldn't mind seeing another.
CherryBomb - 12/8/2013, 7:16 AM
Haven't seen this.
But I loved Red 2.
Kyos - 12/8/2013, 7:49 AM
I wasn't too impressed by this from the trailer. Which, and that might've been a factor, looked like it pretty much showed a short version of the whole movie.

Then again, this has Denzel, Paula Patton and -if I'm not mistaken- Edward James Olmos in it, so just might get the blu-ray someday.
fortycals - 12/8/2013, 8:21 AM
This movie was surprisingly good. Doesn't need a sequel but I would watch. It may just be the denzel fan in me talking.
siggisuperman - 12/8/2013, 11:24 AM
Solid action film. They don't make em like this anymore
ForeverPowerful - 12/8/2013, 12:47 PM
Its gonna be Dwayne Johnson. Putting money on it.
EarOne - 12/9/2013, 3:01 AM
look at RED and Kick Ass 2...just leave this movie as a stand alone (sequel-less) GOOD action yarn. the sequel'd just ruin the original's good-ness.
wcwpoet - 12/9/2013, 8:49 AM
I was pleasantly surprised by 2 Guns. I figured Denzel would be great but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the chemistry between him and Marky Mark
wcwpoet - 12/9/2013, 8:50 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it a woman who joins the Two in 3 Guns?

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