Canadian crowd-funded sci-fi hit Code 8, from cousins Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell, is filming its Netflix sequel in Toronto this Fall.
Target filming dates: October 18th – December 17th via Production Weekly.
Code 8 – In Lincoln City, where super powered people are ostracized, an earnest day labourer (Robbie Amell) uses his outlawed abilities for money to save his sick mother.
Code 8: Part II – A teenage girl fights to get justice for her slain brother at the hands of corrupt police officers. After becoming a witness to the cover-up, she becomes a target and enlists the help of an ex-con (Robbie Amell) and his former partner-in-crime (Stephen Amell). Together, they face a highly regarded and well protected police sergeant who will use every tool to prevent himself from being exposed.
Jeff Chan. Chris Paré, Sherren Lee and Jesse LaVercombe returned to write the sequel script and Jeff Chan will direct Part II.
What a difference success makes — Code 8 is in the big leagues now. Netflix’s Ted Sarandos announced at the Banff World Media Festival in June that the streaming giant had purchased the global rights to Code 8: Part II.
The original movie got cameras rolling by raising $2.5 million from fans in a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
More than 35,000 backers contributed, making it the second-largest crowd-funded original film to date
The Amells thanked the backers at several screenings, including one in Vancouver.
Now the Amells are “blowing out” their Code 8 universe.
There’s nothing better than working with family and friends. Code 8 was the embodiment of that. I can’t wait to get back to work on the sequel. — Robbie Amell to Deadline
Code 8 is an incredibly personal and special project for all of us. We built the world in the first one and now we’re ready to blow it out! — Stephen Amell to Deadline.
Arrow star Stephen Amell teased the sequel on his Twitter.
Getting real close to a new adventure.— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) May 31, 2021
Doesn’t mean I don’t miss walking around in leather pants. pic.twitter.com/hjdAriUTcX
Day of the announcement.
We’re going to do the thing we did again. https://t.co/5dpwvj5rwA— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) June 1, 2021
6 years ago we were rehearsing the short film in my backyard.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the short and the first film.
This is totally unreal and I’m so pumped to do it again!! — Robbie Amell.