Work is apparently already underway on the script for Nobody. The Bob Odenkirk action-comedy-thriller got good reviews and pulled in over $60 million on a budget of just $16 million. This was despite movie theatres being closed all over the world.
The movie is lumbering up for its home release so director Ilya Naishuller has been out doing the publicity rounds. JoBlo asked him about the chances of a sequel and he had this to say:
“There’s plenty of stories that can be told in this world, with the character Hutch. I know that Derek (Kolstad – the writer) has begun work on the sequel. Whether it’ll happen, time will tell, but all the necessary seeds have been planted.”
So the green light has not yet been given even though pen is being put to paper on the script. The interviewer also asked about Connie Nielsen having a more involved and action orientated role this time out, something which Naishuller seemed to confirm.
Due to the varying COVID-19 restrictions all over the world, Nobody is actually yet to open in some key overseas territories and this could push its box-office take even higher.
Principal photography on the first movie began in Los Angeles in September 2019 before moving to Winnipeg, Canada, in October. Filming lasted a relatively brisk 34 days.
Due to the shared creatives behind the scenes and the somewhat similar subject matter, there has been speculation that it takes place in the John Wick universe and that there could one day be a crossover.
Both were created by Derek Kolstad and produced by David Leitch who is married to Nobody co-producer Kelly McCormick. Naishuller commented on the potential crossover earlier this year, noting that different studios made the respective films:
“That’s all I’ll say. I mean, everything’s possible. Stranger things have definitely happened, but… yeah.”
You can read our review of Nobody here.