One of my favorite movies from last year Act Of Valor is getting a sequel. Made on a budget of $12 million, and acquired for $13 million, the film went on to not only open at number one back in February of 2012, but also gross $70 million domestically at the box office. Relativity Media is moving forward with a sequel to the Bandito Brothers’ breakout hit action thriller tentatively titled Act of Valor 2.
According to Deadline, Relativity has acquired the worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute Act of Valor 2. The sequel that will focus on elite SWAT officers that will be written and directed by Scott Wiper (The Condemned) with the Bandito Brothers returning to produce. Last year, Relativity Television announced it would produce a scripted drama series based on the original film in collaboration with the Bandito Brothers but it’s still in development.
I was a huge fan of the film because I’m a black ops junkie and the first Act Of Valor had some of the best realistic action sequences captured on film. Sure the Tier One Operators in the film couldn’t act worth a damn, but did you really expect to see Oscar caliber performances in an action film about and starring Navy Seals? As they say on ESPN, “Come on, man!” You went for the action and to see how these guys put foot to ass! I’m also a fan of how they made the movie and self financed it which I found inspirational. The Bandito Brothers consist of 8 partners who hatch, produce and independently finance content ranging from features to documentaries and commercials and programming for TV and digital.
The original movie was directed by Mike “Mouse” McCoy and Scott Waugh (who is currently directing the Need for Speed movie for DreamWorks Pictures).
Looking forward to both the sequel and the television show. What about you guys? Chime in below and keep it clean.