Amy Smart and Jason Statham in Crank courtesy Lionsgate Films
We couldn't believe it either: The cast of
is gearing up for a reprise of their action-packed film frenzy with
In the sequel to the story of a hit man with a the minutes ticking down on his life,
's back as Chev Chelios, with
joining him again as his girlfriend and
Clifton Collins Jr.
as the bad guy.
are also back, says
has signed on, too.
In the second
movie, Chev goes after an evil mobster who's stolen his tough-as-nails heart and swapped in one that needs electricity jolts to keep beating - clearly, an inferior model that deserves a movie's worth of chases and cliff-hangers. While the first
was quite enough for many critics (such as TV Guide's Ken Fox, who
reviewed it here
), it did a respectable $42 million in worldwide ticket sales - tempting enough, it seems, for a second round.
- Anna Dimond