Deadline reports that Robbie Amell (Download, People of tomorrow, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City) and Stephen Amell (Heels, Arrow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) expand the Code 8 universe with cousins reprising their roles in the sci-fi action sequel Code 8: Part II. Jeff Chan, who directed the first film, will return to directing Part II and also co-wrote the screenplay with Code 8 screenwriter Chris Paré, with Sherren Lee and Jesse LaVercombe.
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“There is nothing better than working with family and friends,” said Robbie Amell. “Code 8 was the embodiment of that. I can’t wait to get back to work on the sequel. “
Code 8: Part II follows the journey of a teenage girl who fights for justice for her brother murdered by corrupt police officers. After witnessing the cover-up, she becomes a target and enlists an ex-convict (Robbie Amell) and her former partner in crime (Stephen Amell). Together they face a highly esteemed and well-protected police sergeant who will use all tools to avoid exposure.
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“Code 8 is an incredibly personal and special project for all of us, ”added Stephen Amell. “We built the world in the first one and now we’re ready to blow it up!”
“We are more than excited to bring the team together and bring more of the Code 8 universe to our very passionate fans. We know this is a sequel that will take the story to new heights, ”Chan said.
Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell, Chan and Paré will once again produce the project. XYZ Films will handle sales and serve as executive producer. The sequel is expected to set a start date for the fourth quarter of 2021.
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Code 8 focuses on the 4% of people living in the fictional Lincoln City who possess special abilities and are often confronted with advanced militarized police technology. It’s a sci-fi fantasy about the extraordinary power we wield as individuals, compared to the technological superiority of the institutions in which we live.