Netflix announced earlier this year that its most ambitious and expensive movie The Gray Man will be returning for a sequel.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the sequel will be written by Stephen McFeeley, who co-wrote the original script with partner Christopher Markus from the Mark Greaney 2009 spy thriller novel of the same name.
When the movie debuted on the streaming site, it took the No. 1 movie spot in 92 countries and got a 91% Rotten Tomatoes audience score.
Given its popularity, Netflix greenlit the sequel.
While there were many changes made in the movie from the original source material, it is expected that the sequel will take some inspiration from the second instalment of the book series titled, On Target.
According to What's on Netflix, the Russo brothers shared, “The sequel will be inspired by the Mark Greaney novel. Translating from one medium to another often requires interpretation, but we have an incredible amount of source material from an amazing offer. We’ll draw on that for the sequel.”