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Find out what’s next for Jason Statham

Jason Statham has many exciting new projects in the works and here is a summary of what to look forward to:

  • Mechanic: Resurrection (2016): The upcoming sequel to “The Mechanic” is set to be released on August 26, 2016. Its release date has been pushed back several times to assure no other high-profile films will compete against it. Read the latest news.

  • Viva La Madness (20??): Based on J. J. Connolly’s second crime novel of the same name and sequel to “Layer Cake,” it was originally planned to be made into a film. Because of that not all of Connolly’s material could have been used, so it was turned into an hour-long TV drama series to explore the characters in depth. It is currently in pre-production and supposed to begin filming in London, UK in 2016. Read the latest news.

  • Furious 8 (2017): Scheduled for a release on April 14, 2017, Jason Statham confirmed his return as Deckard Shaw. F. Gary Gray (“The Italian Job,” “Straight Outta Compton”) will direct the eight installment set to start principal photography in 2016. Read the latest news.

  • The Expendables 4 (2017): Not much is known at this point aside from the distribution deal with China and the plan to start filming in 2016 for a release in 2017. Director and cast haven’t been officially announced yet but Jason Statham is expected to return alongside Sylvester Stallone. Read the latest news.

  • Crank 3 (20??): While there is no specific date known, Mark Neveldine, co-writer and co-director of “Crank” and “Crank: High Voltage,” confirmed that the third installment was approved by the film studio and Jason Statham is set to reprise his role as Chev Chelios. Read the latest news.

  • High Value Target (20??): The film project with the least information but Tony Jaa hinted at working with Jason Statham and a promotional poster was released at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Read the latest news.

  • Untitled Hong Kong Project (20??): The action-thriller is expected to start filming in fall 2016 in China and Europe and stars Jason Statham as an expatriate Brit in Hong Kong who goes on the run with a high-level female Chinese agent to solve a kidnapping with global implications. Read more about it.

We cannot wait to see our favorite Brit back in action and to keep you up to date about all of his projects.

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“Crank 3,” starring Jason Statham, is a go

Mark Neveldine, co-writer and co-director of “Crank” and “Crank: High Voltage,” was given the green light for “Crank 3.” In a recent interview with Screen Crush, Neveldine shared this fantastic update about the third installment:

We have an approved treatment for Crank 3 and we’re super-excited about it. I know we’ve talked about it in the past, but we had lunch with Jason [Statham], we had lunch with Lakeshore. Everybody wants to do it, it’s just now about all the stars aligning.”

Thanks to M.A.A.C. for the heads up.

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Writer/director Mark Neveldine hoping to film “Crank 3” next year with Jason Statham and Amy Smart

Rama’s Screen attended the press junket for Mark Neveldine’s new film “The Vatican Tapes,” who wrote and directed “Crank” and “Crank: High Voltage” together with Brian Taylor. When asked about “Crank 3” and whether Jason Statham and Amy Smart would return to reprise their roles, he said:

“Brian [Taylor] and I, we wanted to kinda go off and do a couple of things on our own, ya know, of course we’re working on “Crank 3” and we’re going to hopefully do that next year.”

“For “Crank 3” that’s the plan right now. No one’s sealed but the idea is that we wanted to bring the original band back together and finish the trilogy.”

Statham is still very much interested in doing another “Crank” film, which he confirmed in several recent interviews. Neveldine hasn’t let go of the idea either, so let’s hope they will finally make it happen in 2016.

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