Good news for fans of the super action flick SICARIO, as the sequel, entitled SOLDADO, has found its director in the form of Italian director Stefano Gollima.
SICARIO was always destined to be a hit as a sequel was already in the works before director Denis Villeneuve’s film even arrived in cinemas last year and now Deadline has reported that the followup, which will be titled SOLDADO, will be helmed by Italian director Stefano Sollima (Gomorra, A.C.A.B.). The film will see the return of Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro as Alejandro Gillick – the sequel would not be the same without him.
Sicario followed FBI agent Kate (Emily Blunt) and her conflicting journey that descended into the intrigue, corruption and moral mayhem of the borderland drug wars. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, Kate is exposed to the brutal world of international drug trafficking by members of a government task force who have enlisted her in their plan to take out a Mexican cartel boss.
Josh Brolin will also be back as CIA Agent Matt Graver with SICARIO and SONS OF ANARCHY scribe Taylor Sheridan also returning to script SOLDADO.
However, it seems that Emily Blunt, may not be returning in the new film after the confirmation by Walt Disney Pictures that she’ll play the title role in the upcoming MARY POPPINS RETURNS, which is scheduled for release December 25th, 2018.
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