Netflix has greenlighted “Believer 2,” a sequel to the hit 2018 crime action movie “Believer.”
While the first film pulled in 5.06 million viewers and amassed a box office gross of $33.6 million over its theatrical career, the sequel will only play online.
The company said the film will be directed by Baek Jong-yeol, who previously directed “The Beauty Inside,” a 2015 hit fantasy romance in which a person takes on a different physical appearance every day. Baek’s choice should give the new movie a different aesthetic compared to the original “Believer.”
The confirmed cast includes returning main performers Cho Jin-woong and Cha Seung-won, along with actresses Han Hyo-joo, Oh Seung-hoon, Kim Dong-young, and Lee Joo-young.
The first film, written and directed by Lee Hae Young (“The Silenced”) saw a determined cop team up with a gang member in order to catch Mr. Lee, the evasive boss of America’s biggest drug cartel. ‘Asia. The sequel sees the cop’s reintegration with gang members who aren’t quite what they seem, the introduction of Han Hyo-joo (“Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure”) as Big Sword , another sleazy character who gets insight into Lee’s organization, and action on a grander scale. Staged action scenes include a battle at Yongsan Station in Seoul.
Korean media add that production is expected to start soon in Korea and overseas and that a spin-off series is under consideration.
Cha is currently in high demand following the success of the 2021 movie “Sinkhole” and the ongoing TV series “Our Blues.”