Crank 2 Cast Update

“Space Chimps 2” follows Comet, the techno chimp who longs to be taken as a fully-fledged space chimp. Comet journeys to Planet Malgor where he bonds with the alien Kilowatt, and lives out his ultimate fantasy. However, it’s time for Comet to prove himself when the feared alien ruler Zartog takes over Mission Control. Comet must show he has the right skills, and join fellow chimps Ham, Luna and Titan, to save the day. The original film saw a crew of resourceful chimpanzees blasted into outer space on a vital mission — now the adventure continues in 3D.

The Crank franchise has found its leading lady and villain for sequel ‘Crank 2: High Voltage,’ starring Jason Statham as hitman Chev Chelios.

Amy Smart will reprise her role as Chelios’ girlfriend and Clifton Collins Jr. will play his nemesis.Bai Ling is joining the cast as well, along with Dwight Yoakam and Efren Ramirez, who are both returning from the original.

In ‘Crank 2,’ Chelios faces a mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

Filming on the flick begins April 28 in Los Angeles; Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor penned the script and will direct.