Normally I would roll my eyes at this news that the Powers That Be are already working on a follow-up to “Alex Cross”, the serial killer movie based on the James Patterson novel starring Tyler Perry that is opening this Friday. But this is a movie starring Perry, so placing money on it hitting #1 at the box office this weekend is probably as sure a thing as you’ll liable to get in this universe and beyond.
And so, here’s news that Patterson and Summit Entertainment are already working on a follow-up to “Alex Cross”, to be based on the Patterson book “Double Cross”. (I guess every book title will have “Cross” in it somewhere…) Perry, once again, is expected back as the cop/psychologist, last seen chasing after a freakishly ripped Matthew Fox in the first movie.
In “Double Cross”, Alex Cross once again battles a genius serial killer. Well, genius in the sense that he’s smart, but probably not so much that he can outsmart Alex Cross. So, genius-ish, then? Here’s the official plot from Amazon:
Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game–this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other.
A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There’s only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience.
As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he’s after is a genius of terror–and he’s after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings–and he’ll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington D.C. has ever seen.
Unlike a lot of his previous films, Perry is just claiming actor credits in “Alex Cross”, having decided (completely on his own accord) to take a flyer on directing, writing, or even producing, three things he tend to do a lot in his past projects.
“Alex Cross” opens this Friday, and stars Perry, Rachel Nichols, and Edward Burns.
Via : Deadline