MONTREAL – Ten years after the release of Bon Cop, Bad Cop, film producers have announced the sequel to one of the biggest hits in the history of Canadian cinema will start shooting on May 22.
“Bon Cop, Bad Cop marked a turning point: the first ‘bilingual’ comedy to exploit the two solitudes. The film was a smash at the box office and opened the door to a new generation of high-profile comedies,” said director Alain DesRochers.
“I am very excited by the idea of bringing the script that Patrick Huard worked on for several years to the screen. For a director, tackling a film as anticipated as this one is a major challenge – and one that I am very eager to take on.”
Under DesRochers’ direction (Nitro, Nitro Rush, Musée Eden), actors Patrick Huard – who scripted the story – and Colm Feore will revive their famous roles as detectives David Bouchard and Martin Ward.
In Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2, the two are once again forced to work together.
This time, Quebec investigator Bouchard is under Ward’s command, since Ward is now a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer.
The unlikely duo has to figure out a way to dismantle a stolen car ring, which they later find out is a front for something much bigger.
“I sincerely hope that the audience’s reunion with Bon Cop, Bad Cop will be as thrilling as Martin Ward’s with David Bouchard,” joked Huard.
The first Bon Cop, Bad Cop film was released in 2006 and won several awards, including the Genie for Best Motion Picture, the Golden Reel Award and the Jutra for the most successful film outside Quebec.
The film earned over $12 million at the box office, which is a Canadian record.
The duo will be joined by Lucie Laurier, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Mariana Mazza and Marc Beaupré.
The release of Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 is planned for summer 2017.