The guns are starting to be loaded finally as we have official acquisition news for Gerard Butler’s bullet fest sequel Den Of Thieves 2: Pantera. The movie has been gestating for a few years ever since it was announced and it finally appears that the stars are aligning for the follow up to get into gear.
Deadline has brought official confirmation that the Butler led sequel has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Briarcliff Entertainment and a planned wide theatrical release is being primed for Q4 of 2024.
In the sequel, Big Nick is back on the hunt on the mean-streets of Europe closing in on Donnie who is embroiled in the dangerous world of diamond thieves and the infamous Panther mafia, as they plot a massive heist of the world’s biggest diamond exchange. The original 2018 movie, also directed and written by Gudegast, and released by STX, made a near $45M stateside and over $80M WW.
I always felt like the first film was like the bad seed of Heat and even though the finale never quite topped the latter, it came damn close. Heat will always be a master class in the genre of cops and robbers but Den made you fell dirty but in a good way.
O’Shea Jackson Jr. is also set to return and Christian Gudegast wrote and is helming the flick.
Lock ‘N’ Load, big time, for more details to drop!