Thanks to a very respectable worldwide take of $202m at the box office, action/ thriller Safe House is to get a sequel. Or possibly a prequel. It hasn't been decided yet.
The thriller featured Ryan Reynolds as a young CIA agent working in a not-so-safe house designed to contain maximum security prisoners, who then has to become a field agent when he takes his prisoner (Denzel Washington) on the run after the villains attack.
Screenwriter David Guggenheim has been hired to write the sequel having written the first movie while running American magazine US Weekly.
Given the fate of at least one key character (we're trying to stay spoiler free), it's feasible that Universal will opt for the prequel treatment, although it depends on who they see as the movie's bigger star.
Washington's character, Tobin Frost, a real Jack Bauer type, would be the obvious candidate, but it's Reynolds' character, Matt Weston, who goes through the rookie-to-hero process, who therefore has potential for more security-based adventures.