SICARIO SEQUEL SOLDADO: CONFIRMED DARKER AND MORE SEVERE
Soldado picks up three years after the events of the first film. The movie will continue the story of Brolin and Del Toro’s characters. Emily Blunt, who played Kate Macer in Sicario will not return for the sequel.
Remember that scene? : Sicario created one of the tensest action scenes ever put on film. The scene where they’re driving through Cartel Land awaiting an attack from any direction. Such good direction, and cinematography building that tension. Seeing the decapitated corpses strung-up like cartel trophies on bridges sent shivers down my spine. Then, near 10-minutes in, the action came. Brilliantly executed in short bursts of gratuitous, strategic violence and was over before we could blink. Amazing.
In a recent interview with Collider, Brolin had this to say about SOLDADO:
“I’m really excited about it. I was actually surprised at how good it turned out.” Brolin said in an interview with Collider “I think it’s just more severe, man. All the way around. I think the characters are more severe, the movie is more severe. It’s just a bigger scope film.”
“all stems from Taylor Sheridan’s writing and the fact that you can only fuck up his scripts to a certain extent, but it’s still going to be a good movie because maybe it does all start with the script. When you have an OK script you’re constantly manipulating it to make it sound decent, is one thing. When you have a great script and you’re just trying to do justice to it, maybe that’s something else, and I think that’s what we experienced with him.”
Isabela Moner, Matthew Modine, Jeffrey Donovan, Ian Bohen, and Christopher Heyerdahl co-star in Sicario’s sequel.
Another reason for us to get excited for Soldado: Stefano Sollima will be directing (A.C.A.B, Gomorrah: La serie, Suburra).
Sollima has been dishing out violent, gritty Italian cinema on a ridiculous scale. Transforming two of my favourite Italian mafia films into amazing television shows. I am really looking forward to seeing Sollima leave the Mafia and the suburbs of Naples and enter cartel territory.
With Stefano Sollima directing, Soldado will be more brutal, I can guarantee that. In Sicario, Denis Villeneuve taught us how to create tension. Sollima will teach us how to make a proper, brutal and edge of your seat action/thriller.
I am looking forward to bringing you more news on Soldado. This is a film that should be on everyone’s radar.