We’re pretty big fans of Francis Lawrence’s Constantine, which hit theaters in February of ’05. We have been aching for a sequel ever since it was announced that it may it happen. This past weekend Producer Lauren Shuler Donner let the cat out of the bag this weekend during the Unaccompanied Minors press junket that a Constantine 2 is in fact being planned, according to Rope of Silicon. Read on for the skinny.
Rope of Silicon continues:
Right now Warner Bros. is currently out to a director and the news surrounding this bit of information is very exciting to those who liked the first one.
“We are really going to go for it, it will be a hard ‘R’ and Keanu [Reeves] will be in it,” she said. “The area that we found is great, it will be outside of America. It will be a different director but Francis [Lawrence] will produce it, we will maintain his vision.”
Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer and written by Kevin Brodbin, Mark Bomback and Frank Capello, “Constantine” tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine (Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister (also played by Weisz), their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldy events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.