As Scott told us last October
, there's a sequel to Crank
on the way. This might seem surprising, considering the ending, but movies can make just about anything happen. This one will somehow take the seemingly finite ending and continue the story without the use of "dream sequences or long-lost twin brothers." Now, months after Jason Statham signed on for more Crank
action, we've got the supporting cast for Crank 2: High Voltage
reports that Chev's girlfriend, Amy Smart
is back, plus Dwight Yoakam
and Efren Ramirez
. But that's not all -- Bai Ling
has also signed on, along with Clifton Collins Jr.
, who will play Chev's nemesis.
This time around, "Chelios faces a mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working." If it's not low heart-rates and poison, it's mechanical hearts and electric jolts. He should ditch Eve and hook up with Gwen from Angel
-- a girl with electric hands could come in handy for this action tale. I guess Clifton is the mobster, but there's no word on who Bai Ling will play -- perhaps a butt-kicking henchwoman.
The sequel kicks into production on April 28 in Los Angeles.