In today’s world of franchises, filmmakers have gotten so good at continuing the story of their characters that they often have the potential to outdo their predecessors in terms of quality.
One film that didn’t really seem to need a continuation is the 2015 film, Sicario. As far as we were able to tell initially, the story was over — at least for Emily Blunt’s character. With that in mind, with the follow-up film, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, it makes sense that the story will be focusing on Benicio del Toro’s Alejandro and Josh Brolin’s Matt Graver, who must take on yet another mission that takes them on a darker adventure.
But will it be any better? In an LRM-exclusive video, actor Josh Brolin talked up the script from Taylor Sheridan, who was the scribe for the original film:
“When I read that the script, it was such a good script, and [Taylor Sheridan] had grown so much as a writer. And now having seen movies he’s written since then, it’s just better and better and better, and to me, he started out so good with Sicario. It wasn’t just the same. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey, we made a lot of money, so let’s try to make a lot of money again.’ It was, ‘Oh, that was a good story, and this is an even better story.'”
But what is the story about? In the video above, stars Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro discuss their characters’ overall involvement in the story, which sees them inciting a war between the drug cartels. However, things get complicated when a young girl — the kingpin’s daughter, played by Isabela Moner — is brought into the equation.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado hits theaters on June 29, 2018.
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SOURCE: LRM Exclusive