According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures is moving forward on a sequel to this year’s Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds-led thriller “Safe House.”
David Guggenheim, who wrote the original script while working a day job as an editor at Us Weekly, is back to pen the as-yet-untitled sequel.
The action-thriller original followed a bored young CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) overseeing a South African safe house who is thrust into a life-and-death adventure when he has to keep a rogue agent (Denzel Washington) safe.
The site also reports that Reynolds would most likely return to star in the sequel, though a source tells them that no deal has been made. As for Denzel Washington’s involvement, that is less clear because (spoiler alert) his character didn’t survive the first movie but sources say the studio is keen on having Washington involved. And lastly no word if director Daniel Espinosa will be back.
Whether the new project would be a prequel or a sequel is still not yet known.