‘Wind River: The Next Chapter’: Kari Skogland To Direct, Martin Sensmeier To Return For Unexpected Sequel To Taylor Sheridan’s Crime Thriller

It’s Taylor Sheridan’s world, and we’re all just living in it. With his Yellowstone franchise constantly expanding, plus shows Tulsa King and Mayor of Kingstown, it’s clear that Sheridan is a filmmaker everybody wants to work with. And it’s for that reason that we’re getting the quite unexpected sequel to 2017 crime thriller, Wind River.

Castle Rock Entertainment has announced that Falcon and the Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland will take the helm of Wind River: The Next Chapter. Patrick Massett and John Zinman will write the script, which will include the return of Martin Sensmeier as drug addict Chip Hanson. Otherwise, there doesn’t appear to be much connection to the original film, which followed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent who seeks redemption by teaming with an FBI agent to track down a murderer on Native American land in Wyoming.

Sheridan’s name isn’t listed in the press release, which could mean that he has absolutely nothing to do with it. Still, they’re using his reputation and career to make this movie happen, so it doesn’t matter if he’s involved or not.

Here’s the synopsis for the sequel: In Wind River: The Next Chapter, terror has escalated on the Wind River reservation as a series of ritualistic murders remain unsolved. The FBI enlists Chip Hanson, a newly minted tracker for the U.S. Fish & Game, who becomes embroiled in a desperate and dangerous fight between the authorities, a vigilante, and the Reservation he calls home.


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