Gerard Butler, the 52-year-old actor and producer, is all set to work on the upcoming Law Abiding Citizen sequel which is currently in the works. Butler, who had previously acted in the F. Gary Gray’s 2009 action thriller flick alongside Jamie Foxx, is suppose to produce the latest chapter.
Will Gerard Butler come back for the Law-Abiding Citizen sequel?
According to reports, although no official cast for the film has been announced, the star will be producing alongside his partner Alan Siegel for G-Base, and the film’s original producer Lucas Foster and screenwriter Kurt Wimmer will also be reprising their roles in the sequel. Reports also suggest that Village Roadshow Pictures and financier and producer Rivulet Films are working on the movie, and Rivulet’s Rob Paris and Mike Witherill will serve as producers. Foster will produce for his Warp Films banner. Village Roadshow Pictures’ Tristen Tuckfield and Jillian Apfelbaum will executively produce the sequel.
The plot for the movie has also not been revealed. We also do not know whether Gerard Butler will be active as a part of the main cast in the Law Abiding Citizen sequel or not.
The original movie which came out on 2009, narrated the tale of assistant district attorney Nick Rice’s (Foxx) pursuit of Clyde Shelton (Butler), a troubled father who brings to affect an elaborate and twisted plan to take down the entire judicial system in Philadelphia after a plea bargain gives freedom to the man who murdered his wife and daughter.
What do the creators have to say about the upcoming movie?
Although the original movie lacked good reviews, it seemed to garner quite a bit of attention from the audience. Lucas Paris and Witherill said in a statement, “The demand for smart, star-driven action thrillers in the marketplace is palpable, and this is one of those rare unexploited franchise opportunities that was too good to pass up.”
“I am delighted to partner with Rob, Mike and Village Roadshow Pictures, together with my frequent creative partner Kurt Wimmer, to revisit these great characters and this compelling topic which seems even more relevant today than when we made the original film. We’re going to blow your mind… again,” added Lucas Foster.
The crew seems quite confident to revive the franchise for the movie. We would definitely love to see Gerard Butler come back as Clyde Shelton in the Law Abiding Citizen sequel!