'Sicario' Sequel Lands Its Director

Italian helmer Stefano Sollima is in talks with Lionsgate to direct the sequel to Sicario. The film will be called Soldado, the Spanish word for soldier, and will center on Benicio Del Toro's character. The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that a follow-up was in the works based on a Taylor Sheridan script with the hope that Denis Villenueve, who directed the first film, would return for the sequel. Green Room helmer Jeremy Saulnier was the frontrunner to land the Soldado gig once Villeneuve's schedule became too packed, but he couldn't make the dates work given the film's fall production schedule.

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- Tatiana Siegel