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Crank 3 is happening, has Statham, wants Elba

12.14.2011

While doing press for GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, the one superhero sequel we're all dying to see, Mark Nevedine answered questions for Empire about CRANK 3, which apparently now for sure does exist.

First he's asked if Idris Elba, who he's recently worked with, could find himself in the new film.

"I would LOVE that! Actually, we joking-but-not-quite-jokingly joked about that with Idris while we were over in Romania and Turkey. Just trying to figure out a way of getting him into Crank 3. There are so many different ways that Crank 3 could go. We’ve been talking about the top 50 ideas we what to do for Crank 3, so we’re just trying to pair them down. By the way, Crank 3 is going to happen, the studios are really excited about it – it’s just all about timing."

So it is happening, but how, given the ending of the last film?

"[Laughs] That alone, we have 20 ways to tackle it. You know, with Crank, basically, you insert another quarter and you play the game again. It’s kind of like what thrills me and Brian, it’s whatever we feel like doing there in the moment, whatever we wanna do, we just do and make it happen. The important thing is what powers Chev. It was adrenaline that kept him alive in the first one, it was electricity in the second one, you know, it’s all about what will keep him alive in the third one. It’s just fun slinging those ideas around."

There was speculation that the move might be a Statham-less prequel, but from the way he's talking, it seems Chev Chellios will definitely return. But as for 50 ideas to do for Crank 3? Really? There are 50 things that can force a man to do crazy shit for an hour and a half straight? I'm going to vote for a mind control parasite.

Extra Tidbit: They also said they'd like to get The Rock on board as well.
Source: Empire

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9:16PM on 12/15/2011

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12:44AM on 12/15/2011
Elba is too good for stuff like this. Statham...not so much.
Elba is too good for stuff like this. Statham...not so much.
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3:06AM on 12/15/2011
And yet, he's in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, from the same directors and featuring the same style and humor. Shouldn't he be better than that as well?

Have you seen his filmography? Prom Night? The Unborn? Obsessed? Takers? The Reaping? Daddy's Little Girls? Sorry, but most of those movies were utter crap! So, how is Crank 3 supposed to be beneath him when taking these films into account?
And yet, he's in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, from the same directors and featuring the same style and humor. Shouldn't he be better than that as well?

Have you seen his filmography? Prom Night? The Unborn? Obsessed? Takers? The Reaping? Daddy's Little Girls? Sorry, but most of those movies were utter crap! So, how is Crank 3 supposed to be beneath him when taking these films into account?
4:34AM on 12/15/2011
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Because he's Luther.
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Because he's Luther.
5:13PM on 12/15/2011
Luther is a great show. When it comes to American made film though you don't really associate Elba with quality roles.
Luther is a great show. When it comes to American made film though you don't really associate Elba with quality roles.
3:57AM on 12/16/2011
Apparently the_soloist and i were the only two here who watched The Wire...
Apparently the_soloist and i were the only two here who watched The Wire...
10:41PM on 12/14/2011
I'd see this just to see how batshit insane it gets. And call me crazy, but I'd actually like to see it in 3D!
I'd see this just to see how batshit insane it gets. And call me crazy, but I'd actually like to see it in 3D!
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8:12PM on 12/14/2011
I got an idea. Chev gets his heart back but its the wrong one. His real heart was stolen from the yakuza and is in the body of a professional mma fighter played by the rock. Now chev is trying to track down his heart while elba plays a cop that is determined to put an end to chev chelios before he can cause any more damage.
I got an idea. Chev gets his heart back but its the wrong one. His real heart was stolen from the yakuza and is in the body of a professional mma fighter played by the rock. Now chev is trying to track down his heart while elba plays a cop that is determined to put an end to chev chelios before he can cause any more damage.
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7:03PM on 12/14/2011
Crank 3: Powered by Pornography
Crank 3: Powered by Pornography
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6:51PM on 12/14/2011
He should be rigged with a coin slot that powers the heart, by some villain. He needs loose change to stay alive.
He should be rigged with a coin slot that powers the heart, by some villain. He needs loose change to stay alive.
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6:41PM on 12/14/2011

Tiger f***in' Woods

...never better.
...never better.
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6:11PM on 12/14/2011

this rocks!

This is one movie series I wouldn't mind if it lasted for like 20 sequels!
This is one movie series I wouldn't mind if it lasted for like 20 sequels!
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4:58PM on 12/14/2011

Chocolate...

that should keep him alive LOL. I love these films they are fun ass popcorn flicks :)
that should keep him alive LOL. I love these films they are fun ass popcorn flicks :)
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4:03PM on 12/14/2011

Awesome

I enjoyed both Crank movies. They're the kind of movies where you check your brain in at the door, kick back, and have some fun. It's because of these guys that I have some hope for Ghost Rider 2. I am all for Crank 3 (not in 3D though, please God).
I enjoyed both Crank movies. They're the kind of movies where you check your brain in at the door, kick back, and have some fun. It's because of these guys that I have some hope for Ghost Rider 2. I am all for Crank 3 (not in 3D though, please God).
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3:50PM on 12/14/2011
I actually like the Crank Series better than Transporter series because they are fun & don't take themselves serious, they are suppossed to be WTF or holy shit! type films. So I'm all for another Crank movie.
I actually like the Crank Series better than Transporter series because they are fun & don't take themselves serious, they are suppossed to be WTF or holy shit! type films. So I'm all for another Crank movie.
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3:06PM on 12/14/2011

Stoked!

How's about a skin grafting operation gets cut short and we get to see a skinless Chev running around looking fora new body suit. Really, nothing is off limits. I actually liked the second one, and the 3rd one just getting even more over the top is unavoidable.
How's about a skin grafting operation gets cut short and we get to see a skinless Chev running around looking fora new body suit. Really, nothing is off limits. I actually liked the second one, and the 3rd one just getting even more over the top is unavoidable.
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2:53PM on 12/14/2011
second CRANK was garbage...and GAMER was garbage, too...these guys may not know it, but with GHOSTRIDER 2...i think they need a really good film to stay relevant...bc CRANK 2 and GAMER were high concept duds...and you don't get too many chances- especially in the genre they work.
second CRANK was garbage...and GAMER was garbage, too...these guys may not know it, but with GHOSTRIDER 2...i think they need a really good film to stay relevant...bc CRANK 2 and GAMER were high concept duds...and you don't get too many chances- especially in the genre they work.
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3:00PM on 12/14/2011
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
1:01PM on 12/14/2011
I agree that the first one was pretty cool, but the second one went way too slapstick.
I agree that the first one was pretty cool, but the second one went way too slapstick.
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12:33PM on 12/14/2011
The Rock is in the phase of his career where he accepts any random role in random sequels. Of course they can get him.
The Rock is in the phase of his career where he accepts any random role in random sequels. Of course they can get him.
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12:18PM on 12/14/2011

bit of a spoiler here. but....

i would LOVE frankenStatham
i would LOVE frankenStatham
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12:08PM on 12/14/2011
Crank 1 - Awesome
Crank 2 - Idiotic

Don't really care for this
Crank 1 - Awesome
Crank 2 - Idiotic

Don't really care for this
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4:06PM on 12/14/2011
I feel sorry for you.
I feel sorry for you.
1:55AM on 12/15/2011
you're right tho...CRANK 2 was terrible.
you're right tho...CRANK 2 was terrible.
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