Hard-Boiled Sequel is now a Stranglehold Prequel Reboot

The sequel to Hard-Boiled movie may never come to pass, but more likely a movie based on the plot and character of the popular video game Stranglehold will. Except that it will be a prequel. And a re-imagining. Ok, is this even going to be in the same franchise??

Twitchfilm says:

We are now developing a movie of STRANGLEHOLD, and just signed the writers Fabrizio & Passmore. It will be a hardcore action film set in both Hong Kong and Chicago. We will keep some of the action set pieces of the game, but the story is different. It is a total reinvention, with a much younger Tequila. In other words, it is not a sequel to HARD-BOILED.

So not only is it a reboot of sorts, but it is a prequel as well? That’s an odd mix.

Seems like they are sticking to some of the things that made Hardboiled a hit, but then going back a step in to Tequila’s timeline and starting over. Reboots usually do involve some retelling, so the easiest way to do that without stomping on the toes of a popular film so fresh in our minds would be to go younger. This gives them more flexability and hopefully gives us something new to a franchise that probably didn’t need a reboot.

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