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‘Safe House’ Sequel In The Works

'Safe House' Sequel In The Works

Unversal Pictures has made a deal with screenwriter David Guggenheim, who wrote this year's box office hit Safe House, with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, to write a sequel for the film.

Reynolds would, of course, return to star in the film; although no deal has been made as yet. And it's reported that the studio is 'keen' on having Washington come back as well.

One problem though (and this is going to be a *spoiler* for anyone who hasn't seen the film yet), Washington dies at the end of the first film. So if they do get him back for the sequel, how will they pull that off?

The most likely way, of course, is to make the film a prequel; but then again, how would that work, since the characters Washington and Reynolds play in the film have never met before when the film begins.

However, I can completely understand Universal's desire to have Washington back in the sequel since Ryan Reynolds alone probably couldn't carry the film.

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Tombs

They will bring Denzel back as a hologram.

D.C. Kirkwood

I say leave well enough alone. Ryan Reynolds did okay. But Denzel Washington was the star of the show for sure. Ryan Reynolds is very boring to me as an actor. I wouldn't pay to see him as lead in anything especially a part two. I think they should start with a new cast since Denzel Washington did die. They could probably put Vin Diselas the lead for Denzel's replacement and maybe pair him against someone like Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck, or Ryan Gosling. IMO.

ALM

I haven't seen the first one yet, but good for them.

Akimbo

They must have negotiated (pay or play?) sequel options for Reynolds because any reasonable person would kick him to the curb and make it an all about Denzel prequel.

Jai

That's interesting, I don't recall Denzel doing any sequels to his movies.

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