Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
Somehow, Statham's immortally named character Chev Chelios survived a plummet from a helicopter at the end of the original Crank to return for Crank 2: Electric Boogaloo.
The pitch for the new Lionsgate/Lakeshore team-up sounds righteous, though: Chinese gangster puts a mechanical heart into Chev's chest, and it needs constants jolts of electricity to keep going. My only regret is that you can't deliver adrenaline injections to mechanical hearts. Maybe Chev could inject the adrenaline into his nards?
Variety is also reporting that the two companies are teaming up on a flick called Game, starring Gerard Butler. It's a fururistic thriller, and it's also Michael C. Hall, who apparently hasn't learned his lesson about futuristic thrillers after Paycheck.
Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet, CC2KOnline.com, Offscreen, and Geekscape.net. He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.