The once upcoming sequel to Shawn Martin’s 2012 short film has been cancelled indefinitely.
“Retaliate: Resolution” was set to be released in early 2015 but was cancelled indefinitely due to several issues.
A few frames of a fight scene were shot but due to technical issues, the scene was never finished. The lead actor from the first film, who was set to reprise his role in the sequel, John Addison MacKinnon moved to the other end of the country and it became impossible at the point to finish the film.
The producers hope that the film can be shot and released eventually but they don’t feel it possible in the near future.
Writer/director Shawn Martin stated:
“The script will always be there for John if he gets the chance to work with us again, Retaliate was a fun project and the sequel would have been that and much, much more. Unlike the previous film, Resolution would have been shot 90% outdoors and have several locations and not just one. We even had the locations down. A little bit at the first would have been shot in Charlottetown and the reminder and majority would have been shot in Covehead. We did have some shot, but some issues, as well as John moving put a damper on the remainder of the project.”
The film was set to have John Addison MacKinnon reprise his role from the previous film, John Houston as Jack; with Jessica Lynn DeCourcey returning from the previous film’s voice-over role to an on screen role of Danica and Ryan Gallant as The Stranger.
Had the film been completed, it would have been released on DVD, digital and YouTube simultaneously in early 2015.