In celebration to mark their first anniversary of opening its offices in Paris a year ago today, Netflix have announced that they are developing a sequel to the 2020 French action thriller Lost Bullet, with Guillaume Pierret returning to direct.
Lost Bullet follows Lino, a mechanical engineer known for his pimped-up ram cars, essential for any serious bank robber. During a jewellery store robbery with his brother Quentin goes wrong, Lino is caught by the police and in order to avoid spending time in a prison cell, he’s offered by officer Charas to help him pimp the special unit’s intercept vehicles to catch the thieves’ cars he used to build. Several months later, Charas hands Lino a letter granted him early release for his assistance with his unit, though it won’t come into effect for another week. Charas is looking for Lino to help him take down the latest bank robbery ring, leading to going to one location and Lino being framed for murder. With the police and the corrupt chasing him, Lino must find a way to prove his innocence and save Quentin from the mess that he’s caught up in.
The film, which was also Pierret’s directorial feature debut, was a hit for the streamer, attracting more than 37m viewers in its first four weeks. While the film was a decent film for its car chase sequences (review here), I’m not sure where Pierret will be going with a sequel, will it still focus on Lino or a different character entirely? Time will tell.
The original Lost Bullet starred Alban Lenoir, Ramzy Bedia, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Stéfi Celma, Rod Paradot, Pascale Arbillot and Sébastien Lalanne.