Vendôme Pictures will reunite with director Andrew Niccol (Anon) and Nicolas Cage (Renfield) for Lords of War, the sequel to Niccol’s 2005 crime thriller, Lord of War. Cage will reprise his role as arms dealer Yuri Orlov with Bill Skarsgård (John Wick: Chapter 4) also starring as his son.
The sequel follows Yuri Orlov (Cage), the world’s most notorious gunrunner, as he discovers he has a son, Anton (Skarsgård), who isn’t trying to right his father’s wrongs – he’s trying to top them. Not only selling guns but the “trigger pullers” too, Anton is amassing a mercenary army to fight America’s Middle East conflicts. This is the story of Yuri and Anton’s bitter rivalry – even at odds over the same woman. Who will prevail when father and son go to war?
“There is so much more to explore with these characters. Plato said it best – ‘Only the dead have seen the end of war.’ I’m looking forward to spending more time in the company of the charming devil that is Yuri Orlov and now his illegitimate son – who turns out to not be legitimate in any way,” said Niccol.
FilmNation Entertainment will represent the international sales rights and introduce the film at the Cannes Film Festival, while CAA Media Finance will handle the domestic rights. Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi (CODA) who produced the original are producing under their Vendôme Pictures banner, alongside Nicolas Cage under his company, Saturn Films. Skarsgård is executive producing.
Production is set to start rolling during Fall 2023.
SOURCE: Vendôme Pictures