Vinnie Jones has revealed that he'd love to make Snatch 2.
The footballer-turned-actor starred alongside the likes of Brad Pitt, Jason Statham and Stephen Graham in the original Guy Ritchie crime comedy, which was released 21 years ago - and he's confident a sequel would be an 'out-and-out hit'.
"I'd love to do Snatch 2," the 56-year-old told LADbible.
"Especially in America, they say, 'Are we gonna see Snatch 2?'
"A few years ago there was a rumour about Lock, Stock [and Two Smoking Barrels, Ritchie's previous film in which Jones also featured], but I think worldwide Snatch would be the one to do. I'd love to get the boys back for that one."
He continued: "I think it would be enormous. I think it would be an out-and-out smash. It would be an absolute blockbuster, before it was even shown."
Jones plays fearsome doorman Bernard O'Mahoney in his latest project, Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins.
The new movie is the fifth in its series, and while some films are best left as one-offs, Jones has no doubt that a Snatch sequel would be warmly welcomed across the board. Whether or not it will ever happen is less clear, but it's far from an impossibility.
"You never know with Guy [Ritchie], you know what I mean?" Jones said.
"J [Jason Statham] and Guy just did a movie together. I mean, who knows? I know Matthew Vaughn [producer] would be up for it, Guy would have to write it.
"It's a dream-maker but you never know. You never know.
"But the good thing is, it wouldn't be 'oh, not one of them again'. Everybody would be looking forward to it. I think it'd be the hottest ticket in town for a premiere... Bring Brad [Pitt] back."
For the time being then, I suppose all we can do is cross our fingers - and watch Jones in action in the latest instalment of Rise of the Footsoldier. Indeed, action is something the film is absolutely not short of, and former Wimbledon player Jones likened making the movie to his former career.
He said: "It's like when you go on a football pitch, you know? You can go out and train and everything, but when you actually go out to kick off at five to three, your adrenaline's pumping.
"And when you've got good scenes like that, you've got good actors - you know, me and Craig Fairbrass done a couple of scenes there, your adrenaline is going, you're up for the challenge, you're up for that scene.
"So yeah, your adrenaline's pumping, it's great."
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The film's synopsis reads: "When a down-on-his-luck Tony Tucker lands a job as a nightclub doorman after saving the owner's grandson, he will do whatever it takes to rise to the top of the game.
"Teaming up with Essex heavyweight Bernard O'Mahoney at the height of the 1980s rave scene, Tucker could do no wrong.
"A voracious appetite for money, drugs, and a glamorous lifestyle soon develops, fuelling his growingly audacious ventures and seeing him join forces with Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe to capitalise on the drug-boom.
"Packed with fights, revenges, and explosions, the ultimate origin story brings Rise of the Footsoldier full circle, and tackles many of the franchise's previously unanswered questions."
You can watch Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins in cinemas from Friday 3 September.
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