Universal Moves Forward with 'Safe House' Sequel


Universal has tapped writer David Guggenheim to write a sequel for one of their biggest domestic hits of 2012, Safe House.

Guggenheim wrote the first script while working as an editor at Us Weekly. Safe House went on to gross $126 million domestically and just over $200 million worldwide when it hit theaters earlier this year.

The action-thriller followed a young CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) who oversees a South African safe house get mixed up in a life-or-death adventure while trying to keep a rogue agent (Denzel Washington) safe.

Reynolds would likely return though no deal has been made. Washington's involvement is less clear, given the outcome of his character in the first film, though THR says Universal is keen on having him involved.

All parties are remaining tight-lipped right now as to whether the project would be a prequel or a sequel.

What do you think? Did you like the first Safe House? Does the film warrant a prequel or a sequel or is it better off as a standalone film?

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