Jason Statham knows his place
10.30.07 by REELZ
You've gotta respect Jason Statham. While another actor of his ilk might be tempted to "branch out" and star in some pretentious vanity project in order to showcase his skills as a "serious actor," Statham steadfastly refuses to spread his wings, preferring instead to take on the same ass-kicking, high-concept action flicks that have become his trademark.
Variety reports that Statham has signed on for a sequel to Crank, the absurdly fast-paced action flick that debuted last year to surprisingly solid reviews. Crank 2's appropriately high-concept premise, according to Variety, involves Statham's character battling a "Chinese 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."