Though kind of excited at the time, I was not a huge fan of Smokin’ Aces. It definitely had some potential and it also definitely had its moments, but by the end it kind of fell flat for me.
So the news today of a sequel piques my interest a tad. After all I do like the cast (particularly Piven and a herpes-ridden Bateman) and the over the top idea of it all. Did I say sequel? I meant PREquel; which means we could potentially get everyone back from the original cast, including Alicia Keyes, Ray Liotta, Ben Affleck, Peter Berg, et al.
From Joe Carnahan’s official web site:
Finally, some actual ‘Smokin Aces’ news. Universal has officially greenlit the
prequel and we are underway. Cameos will abound. Trust me.”
After finding the news I took a look at some of the marketing artwork from the first film. I can’t believe I missed these the first time around. These are some really groovy posters. Small versions are below; click any one of them for the slightly larger version.
rest of the images beneath the seats…