Joe Carnahan, or as he likes to call himself, “Smokin'” Joe Carnahan, has updated his fans on the state of his “Smokin’ Aces” sequel via his site. No shocker that it’ll be a prequel instead, and it has been greenlit by the studio based on the strength of a plot outline. Says Joe: “So Universal has given us the greenlight to begin the prequel script and done so with great enthusiasm. They were as adamant about NOT doing a prequel as I was about doing one but since the Nigerians NAILED the outline, they all got hipped and jumped at it. If all bodes well, we’ll have a completed script inside 8 weeks and be shooting 10 weeks later.”
Good news? Bad news? Indifferent news?
“Smokin’ Aces” was a nice little actioner, but as I mentioned in my review of it (here), the film, and just everything about it, was at least 5 or so years too late to the party. It was a late ’90s movie that somehow got made in 2007.
But for fans of “Aces”, you got a sequel coming. It’ll go direct to DVD, but what the hey, something is better than nothing, right?