f gary gray talks the brazilian job

This month director F. Gary Gray has a new thriller set for release entitled, Law Abiding Citizen. While out promoting the film, he was asked about the follow up to his 2003 heist flick, The Italian Job. At this point, the director should be used to getting asked about the proposed follow up, so what does he have to say about The Brazilian Job this time around?

Over at Comingsoon, they spoke to Gray about the status of The Brazilian Job, and whether or not the script is ready to go.

“I think it’s really just about getting the material in the right place,” he told us. “Sequels are tough and you always want to top the original, and I think that’s where the energy is being put into developing a script that is just as good, if not better, than the first.”

They also asked him if he would be interested in directing the sequel.

“I hope so,” he responded. “If you’re on a movie, it depends on scheduling, that whole thing, but I certainly hope so. I loved directing that movie. It was a lot of fun, and I think people would want to hang out with that crew again and go on another ride, definitely.”

It sounds as if he would be interested in taking part in another film, if all the original players were involved. This wouldn’t be such a hard idea to sell, with the way sequels are being produced these days. Look at what they did with Fast & Furious, and Indiana Jones?

Even though it’s possible, it would take a lot of work to get Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Seth Green, and Mos Def all back together again.

Do you think they should reunite the cast for The Brazilian Job? Do you want to see the sequel?