Actor-producer John Abraham and filmmaker Vipul Amrutlal Shah have joined hands with Production banner Viacom18 Motion Pictures to present the upcoming action thriller film Force 2.

“Viacom18 Motion Pictures and I share a long standing association and because of their faith in the action genre, me and Vipul are looking forward to building this franchise with them,” John, who is currently busy shooting for the film, said in a statement. Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said: “In line with our intent to build sequel films, we have collaborated with John and Vipul to reboot Force franchise.”

“While storytelling has been a strength for Hindi films, the strides in production technique and scale now offers an opportunity to make an action film for the contemporary Hindi film audience. We look forward to a strong reboot with Vipul which will pave the way for further sequels,” Andhare added.

“Force as a film is extremely close to my heart and its success gave me the faith to build on the franchise. I am excited about the way Force 2 is shaping up as we are trying to increase the creativity not only in our storytelling but also with power-packed action sequences,” John said.

Apart from John, Force 2 stars Paras Arora, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Adil Hussain. The film is directed by Abhinay Deo and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah under the Film City banner. The film is the sequel to the 2011 film Force.