It was last May when we first started hearing rumblings about the possibility of a Crank sequel, but as anyone who's seen the flick can tell you -- the ending doesn't exactly lend itself to follow-up options. Let's just say that our hero Chev Chelios (Jason Statham), riddled with horrible poison, reached a fate that few aside from Bugs Bunny could survive. But that's not stopping writer-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor from kick-starting that sequel.

According to Empire, this will be a "true" sequel; no dream sequences or long-lost twin brothers will be employed to ignore the first film's freaky finale. Here's what Mr. Neveldine told Empire: "We came up with an idea, we wrote the script, and after the studio read it they couldn't believe that we pulled it off. And of course, the best test was giving it to Jason and Jason turned down every other project so he could do this, start this in the spring of next year. He was so excited, he couldn't believe it!"

Needless to say, Crank 2 will deliver even more high-end movie mayhem: "You have to go twice as hard. So that's what we're going to do. If we're going to live up to the first one with the sequel -- we're taking it WAY past the point of the first one." Production on the second Crank looks to be scheduled for next April. No word yet on if Amy Smart or Dwight Yoakam will be returning, but really ... why wouldn't they?
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