Imani Sequel in the Works; Starts Filming in Los Angeles in August

Imani Avant will be back for a final mission! ‘Imani 2,’ a sequel to the 2023 action-thriller film ‘Imani,’ is currently in development. The movie will start filming in Los Angeles, California, in August. Anthony Kimata, the cinematographer of the Mike Ho-helmed first film, is directing the sequel, based on a screenplay by Tu-Shonda Whitaker and Amaleka McCall, who also penned the original movie. Brittany S. Hall, who headlined ‘Imani,’ is expected to headline the sequel as well.

Set a year after uncovering a far-reaching government conspiracy, Imani Avant finds herself pulled back into the fray when a covert government figure recruits her for her last mission. However, as she delves deeper, Imani realizes that the mission has been compromised from the start, leading her into another web of deceit and danger.

The first movie unfolds a year after Faith, a typical wife and mother recovering from what she thought was a car accident, discovers she is actually an Army Special Ops Lieutenant with classified information. As Faith pieces together her true identity, she uncovers a dangerous secret that can unravel a vast government conspiracy. This revelation thrusts her into a perilous journey of espionage and deception, challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her past.

Hall recently starred as Alex in Max’s drama series ‘Rap Sh!t’ and portrayed Amanda in Apple TV+’s television adaptation of Ann Napolitano’s novel ‘Dear Edward,’ which revolves around a 12-year-old boy who becomes the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash, leading to unexpected connections and transformations among those affected by the tragedy. Additionally, Hall appeared as Parker in ‘Girls Getaway Gone Wrong 2,’ in which a fashion designer deals with deceit, treachery, and murder with her two friends.

The project marks Kimata’s first feature film as a director, who made his debut with the music video “Culito Viral” for Andrez Babii. As a cinematographer, he has shot music videos for renowned artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Karol G, Lil Wayne, Sevyn Streeter, Chris Brown, and A$AP Ferg.

Tu-Shonda Whitaker and Amaleka McCall have collaborated previously on screenplays for projects such as ‘Whatever It Takes’ and ‘Haus of Vicious.’

The first movie also utilized locations in Los Angeles County, specifically Santa Clarita. This city has served as a versatile backdrop for numerous productions, offering a diverse range of landscapes and settings. Recently, Los Angeles has been prominently featured in films such as ‘Atlas’ and ‘Brats.’

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