Den of Thieves

When you see Gerard Butler‘s name attached to a movie, there’s a 99% chance you know exactly what you’re going to get. Arguably the king of the mid budget action thriller, although Liam Neeson might have something to say about that, the actor unsurprisingly has a string of projects lined up that tick all of the boxes you’d imagine.

He co-stars with Frank Grillo in next week’s Copshop, signed on last year to play Mike Banning for a fourth time in Night Has Fallen, will return in sequel Greenland: Migration, and is currently shooting Jean-François Richet’s The Plane, all of which occupy almost identical genre territory.

In February 2018, it was confirmed that a follow up to Den of Thieves was in the works, the crime caper that drew mixed reviews and earned a shade over $80 million at the box office on a $30 million budget. We’ve heard precious little about the film since, but Butler has now confirmed in an interview with UniLad that production is set to kick off early next year.

“We’re supposed to shoot early next year. We’re Europe-bound, we’re still on the hunt for Donnie who’s now on the diamond district in Marseilles. I go over to hunt him down, but with different intentions than you might imagine. So we’re gonna be in Marseilles, the Alps and London. It’s definitely a more glamorous journey than the last one, and probably a more fun, sexy journey.”

Den of Thieves

The opener saw Butler as the leader of an elite law enforcement unit tasked with stopping a gang of criminals from pulling off an impossible heist, but the star’s Nick O’Brien found himself in a very different position by the time the credits rolled, which sets up the next Den of Thieves to take the story in a brand new direction. The movie enjoyed sustained success on Netflix after being added to the library in 2020, so there’s clearly an audience eager to see more.





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