Seth Green, the actor who played the technical expert of the heist team in 'Italian Job', hinted that the sequel is unlikely to get green light from the studio.
"The Brazilian Job", a planned follow up to 2003 crime thriller "The Italian Job", may not be happening after all. According to EW's Insider Blog, Seth Green, one of the first film's cast members, has put up the suggestion saying, "That's been listed as 'In Production' for over four years, and maybe you'll print this and someone will actually stop saying that!"
On the holding up of the sequel, Green blamed it on a series of turnover happened in Paramount. "There are a couple of scripts that have been written, but in the last six years since we made the movie," he explained, "Paramount's hierarchy has changed hands four times and it's never seemed to be a priority for the studio to make the movie." He then added, "You would think that they would make the movie. There's enough of a fan outcry for it, but we just haven't been able to get the studio to greenlight it."
"Brazilian Job" initially was scheduled to be released in 2007. It is said to be getting most of its original cast ensemble, especially Jason Statham and Charlize Theron, to reprise their roles once again, though it was mentioned earlier that Mark Wahlberg won't be signing back until the script was finished. Scripted by David Twohy, it is expected to be helmed once more by F. Gary Gray.