Outlander's Sam Heughan action movie is billed for a sequel as fans thrilled

Sam Heughan showing his action prowess once again in SAS: Red Notice.
Sam Heughan in SAS: Red Notice, which was released in 2021 -Credit:SAS: Red Notice

An action film starring Sam Heughan is believed to be in the works for a follow-up. Sky Cinema original SAS: Red Notice was released in 2021, with the Scottish Outlander hunk part of the cast.

Sky Original Films are reportedly moving ahead with a sequel to the first film, although it's still uncomfirmed if Sam will be part of the cast in the new instalment.

"The global success of the first film inspired me to amplify the SAS universe and deepen our understanding of covert operations," screenwriter Laurence Malkin said in a statement according to Variety, "The use of psychopaths, both good and bad, was something we touched upon in the first film.

"This time we’ll get inside the minds of these unique operators and deliver even more visceral action sequences, elevating everything to a whole other level. It will be a big, proper action film, with a deeply psychopathic twist."

Executive producer Julia Stuart appeared to confirm the title, SAS: Red List , in her statement as she added: "SAS: Red Notice delivered a fantastic result, and we couldn’t be happier with Larry’s new script.

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Sam Heughan fans hope he will return to his role in the Sky action film -Credit:Sky Cinema

"It’s shaping up to be even more ambitious than the first film and promises to be exactly what the market is looking for in the elevated action genre with worldwide appeal… We know our audience is hungry for premium blockbuster fare and want to give SAS: Red List the broad and robust support it deserves."

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"[Producer] Simon [Williams] and I have worked with Larry across many films on various continents, and we’re hugely excited to embark on this journey with him as a filmmaker," added Joe Simpson of Ashland. "Not only has his new script amplified the SAS franchise, it provides more insight into the characters he knows so well.

"We’ve also seen the materials and test shoots and love how they hint at the wider world to come. The market needs bigger, ambitious action films and this one has a unique concept at its core: Covert psychopathic operations."

Although details, including the cast, is yet to be confirmed, Sam did hint back in 2021 that Red Notice could be billed as the start of a franchise. He remarked that it was an “introduction” for his character, Tom Buckingham.

Fans rushed to react to the news on social media, as one wrote: "Great! I am so happy ! Sam is one of the only actor who could still bring emotion to a heavy action movie!"

Another added: "Yes! Been waiting for somthing like this news. Great. I loved Sam as Tom Buckingham," and a third echoed: "Loved the first one. Hope the second one is as good."

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