In this high-octane sequel, hitman Chev Chelios' (Statham) launches himself on an electrifying chase through Los Angeles in pursuit of the Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart. "Crank: High Voltage" is written and directed by Neveldine/Taylor, the duo behind the 2006 hit film "Crank," and the upcoming "Game" starring Gerard Butler.
While catching up with actor Efren Ramirez at Comic-Con for Fox's new animated spin-off, Napoleon Dynamite, we've exclusively learned that filmmakers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank, Crank High Voltage) are currently in the process of moving Crank 3 forward. Ramirez also revealed that the filmmakers have decided to make the movie even if Jason Statham chooses not to be involved. Check it out below.
Stay tuned for more on Crank 3 as we talk to Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor shortly.Read More
You can bring the latest adventures of the unkillable Chev Chelios home on DVD and Blu-ray this September. Crank High Voltage will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 8. We have no cover art or pricing details as of yet, but the film will be released in a barebones single-disc edition, a two-disc special edition and a two-disc Blu-ray. The film stars Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Bai Ling, Dwight Yoakam, Clifton Collins Jr and Corey Haim.
The indestructible hopped-up hitman Chev Chelios, played to the hilt once again by Jason Statham, returns in Crank High Voltage, picking up where the first film left off -- except this time, Chelios is chasing a Chinese gangster who hijacked his heart and substituted it with a mechanical one that needs to be jolted with an electric charge to stay pumping. The maverick directing/writing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor returns to inject more caffeinated craziness into Lionsgate's burgeoning action series, with Amy Smart and Dwight Yoakam set to reprise their roles from the original. Efren Ramirez, Bai Ling, Clifton Collins Jr., and Corey Haim round out the cast.Read More
Forcing an incredible upset at the box office this weekend, Beyonce Knowles went toe to toe with Ali Larter in one of the greatest catfights ever witnessed on the silver screen and won the top spot with $28.5 million. It is the eighth highest opening weekend earner of the year, surprising most industry insiders with its ability to win an audience. It certainly proved that Beyonce Knowles can open bigger than Zac Efron, whose body-morphing comedy 17 Again took a hit, dipping down into second place for its second weekend on the charts. The film pulled in another $11.6 million, bringing its cumulative grossed to $39.9 million.
Three other new high profile films flooded the box office this past weekend. Fighting was number three with $11.4 million, while Robert Downey Jr.'s drama The Soloist tried to keep up in fourth place with $9.7 million. Disneynature's Earth, while playing on half as many screens as its competitors, only managed to climb into the number five spot with $8.5 million.Read More
The incredible comedic chemistry shared between Zac Efron and Thomas Lennon was strong enough to push 17 Again to the top of the box office charts this weekend. The hilarious family comedy took in an estimated $24 million, giving it the twelfth biggest opening of 2009. This week's other big release, State of Play, followed in on its heels with just over $14 million. The Russell Crowe/Ben Affleck thriller was certainly an audience favorite, though critics have been split down the middle.
This week's only other major release was the Lionsgate sequel Crank High Voltage. Chev Chelios returned to the big screen, but audiences didn't seem to care, as the high-octane adventure ride landed in sixth place with just $6.5 million to its name. The original opened in 2006 to the tune of $10.4 million. While the film has been greeted by critical success, it is the type of franchise that will flourish on the home market. So if you were one of the few that saw it this weekend, don't rule out a third chapter. It could still happen.Read More
Amy Smart has been winning the hearts of moviegoers ever since playing a young Texas football sweetheart in Varsity Blues, although many will recall her smaller turn as Denise Richards' cadet buddy in the cult sci-fi flick Starship Troopers before that. She quickly built a broad resume, appearing in a wide variety of films from studio comedies such as Road Trip and Rat Race, the Project Greenlight winner The Battle of Shaker Heights and a recurring role on the series Felicity. Smart has been one busy actress ever since and she comes back to the silver screen in Crank High Voltage, which hits theaters nationwide on April 17, reprising her role as Jason Statham's girlfriend, Eve from the 2006 action hit Crank. I was invited to participate in a mini-conference call with the actress where she talked about the new film, and here's what she had to say.
The first Crank has so many outrageous scenes, including the one where Jason has sex with you in public to get his heart rate up. How do they top a scene like that for Crank High Voltage?Read More
Crank High Voltage hits theaters nationwide on April 17 and you know we have to celebrate the latest adventures of Chev Chelios. We have another contest lined up here and we are giving away tons of prizes to our readers. We have such prizes as a two-pack of special batteries, beer cups, coasters, DVD trailer, mini one-sheet poster, one-sided final one-sheet poster, final one-sheet poster, shot glasses, tattoos and men's and women's t-shirts in various sizes. You know these huge prizes will jolt out of here fast, so enter this big contest today.
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