'Inside Man 2' is Rolling Forward with Spike Lee

by Joey Paur

I really enjoyed Spike Lees 'Inside Man' that came out in 2006. I think it is the best film he has directed so far. I still have not seen his 'Miracle at St. Anne' WWII film yet so I can't say if it is better or not. 'Inside man' made $175 million worldwide. Well, it looks like Universal Pictures is moving forward with a sequel with Spike Lee directing and Brain Grazer producing. Here is what the trades are reporting:

"Inside Man 2," as the project is tentatively being called, will pick up on the characters and dynamic but not the storyline of the original. The first "Inside Man," which was penned by Russell Gewirtz, centered on a standoff between a bank robber (Clive Owens) and a hostage negotiator (Denzel Washington) at a New York bank.

Lee says he foresees that the new film will continue the relationship between the two main characters but in a new high-tension situation. "I want the script to be even better than Russell's, and Russell wrote a really good script," he said.

As much as I liked the first 'Inside Man' I have to say I really don't need to see these characters come together in a new situation. The first movie was perfect for what it was and there is no reason to make a sequel other than everyone is hoping it makes a lot of money. 

Lee says Denzel Washington and Clive Owen are interested in coming back for the sequel. It will be interesting to see what they come up with and I will go see the movie when it comes out, I just don't see the need for a sequel.

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