According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the most recent draft of the film's screenplay. Statham and other cast members -- Li Bingbing and Ruby Rose -- are expected to return for the sequel.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Belle Avery will produce the feature, which hails from Warner Bros. Catherine Ying, Li Ruigang, E. Bennett Walsh, Gerald Molen and Randy Greenberg will serve as executive producers.
Wheatley is known for making movies such as "High Rise" and "Free Fire" . He most recently directed Netflix's "Rebecca" , starring Armie Hammer, Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas.