Denzel Washington reprising this ’90s character for belated sequel!?

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Denzel Washington looks set to reprise his Lincoln Rhyme, the character at the center of the Jeffrey Deaver series of books that kicked off with The Bone Collector, in a sequel to the aforementioned film.

Angelina Jolie, who co-starred alongside the Oscar Winning actor in the 1999 film as Amelia Sachs, would also return.

The news, ported over from Giant Freakin Robot, reminds us that Deaver has since written 16 books that featured both characters, so it’s possible Sony will siphon from that tank as far as the storyline goes.

..after its success he continued writing books featuring the characters Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. By the time the film premiered, the sequel Coffin Dance had been released, and a third book — The Empty Chair — was published in 2000.

Deaver has since written a total of sixteen novels featuring Rhyme and Sachs, including this year’s The Watchmaker’s Hand, due out in November. Considering that — and that Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie are both decades older than they were when they made the first film — it seems unlikely The Bone Collector 2 would be adapted from one of the earlier books. We don’t know for sure, but we do have an idea about which novel may prove to be the source material for the sequel.

A short-lived TV series based on the Deaver novel, and Phil Noyce directed movie, titled “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” aired briefly on NBC a couple of years ago.

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