Crank 2 plot spoiler details
Details have arrived online of the plot and characters in Crank 2, although the details raise more questions than anything.
I'm looking forward to Crank 2: High Voltage as Crank (Filmstalker review) was so much fun, there's the chance that this might be better. However there's the question of how they can really continue the story and also if they can keep hold of what made the film so good the first time around.
Looking at the plot and the character outlines online it's clear that they're going for the same idea but with more story, particularly back story.
“In spite of having fallen a mile from a helicopter at the end of CRANK, Chev Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.”
So that's the plot, pretty close to what we knew already, but then the cast list reveals a few things. Chev is going to be shown as a young boy during flashbacks to his childhood, these appear to be connected to a UK Jerry Springer type show that he and his mother appear on for some reason, addressing his younger life on daytime television.
Other casting notes for Crank 2: High Voltage reveal that Chev's heart has been stolen by a hundred year old Chinese gang leader called Hu Dong. The heart makes him feel, and behave, like a sixteen year old again.
There are a few other characters there, although their mini biographies refer to other characters who aren't all listed.
Okay, I'm on board! I don't know though, it does sound a little convoluted and perhaps the idea was pushed to the limit already. What this film has to watch out for is that it doesn't become too much of the same thing, and also that it doesn't stray from the winning formula, it's got a fine line to tread.