Let’s do Crank 3 first, just since Neveldine and Taylor are on my mind after that new Ghost Rider trailer arrived. The energetic directors have made two successful low-budget action movies with the Crank title, and Mark Neveldine tells Empire that a third is in the offing:
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.
And, if you saw Crank 2, you might wonder how a third film will work. Neveldine says,
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. He also mentions that he’d love to get Idris Elba in the film (he’s in the duo’s Ghost Rider sequel) and the Rock as well.
But what action movie director wouldn’t want the Rock at this point?