More exciting Hollywood news for actors Idris Elba and rapper/actor T.I. (real name Clifford Harris). It appears that a sequel to the 2010 film Takers is in the works. The film, starring Matt Dillon, Chris Brown, Idris Elba, T.I., Jay Hernandez, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, and Zoë Saldaña), followed a group of professional bank robbers who specialized in spectacular robberies, as they are pulled into one last job by a recently paroled cohort only to be pitted against a hard-boiled detective and his partner who interrupted their heist.
The film did well at the box office, causing immediate speculation about a part 2. If the whispers around town are true of a return, it looks like it would be a prequel rather than a sequel. In a 2010 interview, T.I. told MTV NEws,
There are definitely whispers around the studio about that. Some phone calls have been made about that.
Chris Brown, who gave an impressive performance, later shared on Twitter:
S/O 2 every 1 watching Takers … talked studio into writing a PREQUEL..
To add to the speculation, the film’s producer Will Packer, neither confirmed nor denied the next movie but also replied to Chris Brown, tweeting:
guess it’s time 2 go 2 work again *puts down margarita *.
Over the weekend, Idris Elba, Will Packer and Idris’ business partner, Oronde Garrett met. After the meeting, Oronde hinted on Twitter:
What are your thoughts on a Takers sequel or prequel?