This will be a big summer for Jason Statham. He has Furious 7 opening today, where he'll get to show his villainous side. And then he'll get to display his comedic chops in the Paul Feig directed Spy starring opposite Melissa McCarthy. Talking to EW about both projects, the action icon reveals that he still very much wants to make Crank 3.
Those who saw Crank didn't think there was any way they could make Crank High Voltage. But somehow Jason Statham's now legendary Chev Chelios survived a fall from a helicopter. If you've seen the movies, you know Chev has to keep moving to stay alive, which sends him on a race for his life. The second installment ended with Chev seemingly burning to a crisp. Following that up has proven to be a challenge, but they'll get their someday. About the movie, Jason Statham says:
"We've been talking for years about Crank 3. The first Crank, for me, was such a great experience. It's a wacky few weeks that you have with such talented directors [Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor]. There's no rules when you're doing the Crank movies. We just keep going: "How are we going to get this off the ground?" They have a loose idea. They haven't written the script."
I just did a movie with Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy, Spy, and the only reason I got that movie is because he loved Crank so much. So I'm very, very grateful to the chaps, for more reason than one. I'd love to do Part 3, put it that way."
Its not clear when or if Lionsgate will ever green light Crank 3. The first movie was a hit, grossing $42 million of a modest $12 million budget. But the second film didn't fare quite as well, pulling only $34 million off a $20 million budget. And Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have recently gone their separate ways, with Mark Neveldine flying solo on the horror thriller The Vatican Tapes. What do you think? Do you want to see Crank 3?