Atomic Blonde stormed into cinemas last July and saw Charlize Theron and David Leitch team up to create a complex, intense, and unique spy film set in a neon-soaked Berlin in the 1980s. It follows undercover MI6 agent, Lorraine Broughton (Theron), as she is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. It also stars James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class, The Last King of Scotland), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Sofia Boutella (Kinsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek: Beyond), and John Goodman (Kong: Skull Island, 10 Cloverfield Lane).
Well, It’s Happening
Charlize Theron, in an interview at the San Francisco Film Festival, announced that an Atomic Blonde sequel is now in the works. Theron will, of course, return as Lorraine but whether director David Leitch and screenwriters Kurt Johnstad, Antony Johnston and Sam Hart will return again remains to be seen.
The sequel will presumably be based on The Coldest Winter, the prequel to the graphic novel (The Coldest City) that the first film was based on. The Coldest Winter is set 8 years before The Coldest City and follows David Percival (played by James McAvoy in the first film) as he hides from the KGB (trapped in Berlin due to the coldest winter Berlin has seen for 30 years) in an intense ‘cat and mouse’ style thriller. The story will likely be tweaked, however, considering McAvoy’s recently announced involvement in It: Chapter 2 and Charlize Theron’s involvement in the project, replacing Percival with Lorraine Broughton – and bringing back the atomic blonde to the big screen.
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