Code 8, the science fiction action film written and directed by Jeff Chan, released in 2019 about a superpowered man who works with a group of criminals to raise money to help his sick mother, will be expanding its universe in the sci-fi sequel Code 8: Part II.
Both stars Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell, along with director Jeff Chan are returning for the sequel. According to Deadline, the sequel will “follow the journey of a teenage girl fighting to get justice for her slain brother at the hands of corrupt police officers. After becoming a witness to the cover-up, she becomes a target and enlists the help of an ex-con (Robbie Amell) and his former partner-in-crime (Stephen Amell)”. Together, the two will take on a highly regarded and well-protected police sergeant who is not afraid to use every tool available to prevent himself from being exposed.
In the interview Deadline, Robbie Amell said:
“There’s nothing better than working with family and friends. Code 8 was the embodiment of that. I can’t wait to get back to work on the sequel.”
His cousin Stephen Amell, who played Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on the CW, added:
“Code 8 is an incredibly personal and special project for all of us. We built the world in the first one, and now we’re ready to blow it out!”
The first film raised $2.5 million from more than 35,000 backers through Indiegogo, making it the second-largest crowdfunded original film of all time and set the record for the highest-grossing day-and-date release for Elevation Pictures in Canada and Vertical Entertainment in the U.S. Initially, the series was set to go to a short-form series adaptation for the now-defunct Quibi.
Director Jeff Chan had this to say about the project:
“We’re beyond thrilled to get the team back together and bring more of the Code 8 universe to our very passionate fans. We know this is a sequel that will push the story to new heights.”
XYZ Films is handling sales and will serve as executive producer. The film is set for a start date in the fourth quarter of this year.
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