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'Backdraft' Is Getting A Sequel 27 Years After The Original, With Only One Of The Original Stars

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Few movies have given us as exciting of a look at the life of a firefighter as Backdraft. The Chicago-based thriller followed the fire department as they take on some big fires and some big drama.

The cast was really impressive, and included big names like Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Billy Baldwin, and Donald Sutherland. With such an impressive cast, you'd expect a guaranteed hit, but it received mixed reviews.

However, despite the mixed reviews, the movie made a good chunk of change at the box office and now they are trying to make it happen again.

Backdraft Kurt Russell
Universal Pictures

That's right! Even though the first one came out 27 years ago, they are now planning a sequel to the classic firefighter film.

Billy Baldwin himself actually confirmed that there is a script written, when he said that production would be starting in early 2018.

Universal Pictures have announced that while Ron Howard made the first movie, he won't be back as the director for the sequel. Instead, it will be Gonzalo Lopex-Gallego, who directed the movie Apollo 18.

Now, people may be a little skeptical on this sequel, but here's what we know about it so far...

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