Lionsgate Developing 'Sicario' Sequel Focusing on Benicio Del Toro's Hitman

Wasting no time, Lionsgate is already developing a sequel to "Sicario" that centers on the mysterious assassin played by Benicio Del Toro.

Variety report that Taylor Sheridan, who wrote the crime thriller, is overseeing the project, and director Denis Villeneuve is involved -- although it's unknown at this point whether he'll helm the film.

"Sicario" stars Emily Blunt as an idealistic FBI agent who's recruited into an elite government task force and partnered with an enigmatic "consultant" (Del Toro) to take down a Mexican drug lord.

The film debuted over the weekend in just six theaters, but grossed a whopping $401,288.

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