While studios normally decide whether to develop a sequel fairly soon after a movie is released, it’s taken Universal a while to put a follow-up to Safe House into development. Now THR reports they’re moving forward with one.
David Guggenheim, who wrote the script for the first film while working as an editor at Us Weekly, is returning to pen as-yet-untitled sequel. Scott Stuber is also back as producer via his Universal-based Bluegrass Films.
Apparently Ryan Reynolds is open to returning as CIA agent Matt Weston, who in the first film got caught up trying to protect/take down accused traitor Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington). No deal has been made with Reynolds as yet, and there’s no news on the story for the sequel either. Universal apparently wants Washington involved in a follow-up as well, although those who’ve seen Safe House may be wondering how (if it’s a prequel, which is a possibility, it would be easier to explain).
Whether Daniel Espinosa will be back to direct is also unclear.