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Crank 2 Promises to Raise the Bar for Action-Film Insanity

In the ten years since Jason Statham first broke out of the world of modeling and into film as an East End gangster in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, he's established himself as one of the world's most unrepentantly awesome B-movie action heroes. His undeniable charisma helped to propel the low-concept and even lower-budget Transporter series into a massive international success, grossing some $200MM in worldwide box office (and who knows how much more on home video). However, it was his role as the unstoppable Chev Chelios in 2006's Crank that made him a hero to hordes of testosterone-fueled fanboys the world over. As truly insane as that movie was (and believe us, it was INSANE), anyone who's seen the trailer for Crank 2: High Voltage realizes that this one promises to set a brand-new bar in the way that it immerses you, the viewer, directly in the action. To wit, take heed of the following video that shows the inventive cinematographic techniques that directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor used to film this picture. Is it Friday yet?


And in case you haven't seen it, here's the red-band (read: NSFW) trailer for Crank 2: High Voltage:


Filming Crank 2 [Damn Good Shot]

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