Kari Skogland, director of The Punisher and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, has signed on to oversee a sequel to the 2017 neo-Western crime film Wind River. The sequel to the critically acclaimed film Wind River, titled Wind River: The Next Chapter, will feature Martin Sensmeier as Chip Hanson once again.
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According to a report by Deadline, Patrick Massett and John Zinman (The Blacklist, Friday Night Lights, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) have written Wind River: The Next Chapter, which will star Martin Sensmeier as a repentant criminal who is called upon by the FBI to help solve a murder.
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According to the summary, “Terror on the Wind River reserve has increased as a series of ritualistic killings remain unexplained in Wind River: The Next Chapter.” Hanson, a recently hired tracker for U.S. Fish & Game, finds himself in the middle of a perilous conflict between the government, a vigilante, and the Reservation he considers home after being recruited by the FBI to help.
Wind River’s first installment was published in 2017. Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen play a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker and an FBI agent, respectively, in Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River. Renner portrays wildlife officer Cory Lambert, who discovers a dead lady on a Wyoming American Indian reservation. FBI agent Jane Banner comes to investigate after an autopsy indicates the victim was raped. They enlist Lambert as a guide and find themselves in mortal peril as they investigate the teen’s death.
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The critical reception to Wind River was quite positive, and the film has maintained a high percentage of positive reviews. The film received several nominations and ultimately earned Taylor Sheridan the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
In addition to his performance in the original Wind River, Martin Sensmeier is well-known for his roles in films and television shows including Westworld, the Magnificent Seven remake, and The Ice Road with Liam Neeson. As a prelude to Taylor Sheridan’s highly acclaimed series Yellowstone, the actor has also acted in the prequel series 1883, written and directed by Sheridan.
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Also, director Kari Skogland is well-known for her work on other MCU episodes. Skogland has directed episodes of shows including Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Handmaid’s Tale.