“Repo Man” is finally getting a sequel, with a “Twilight” star taking over Emilio Estevez's role

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Original writer/director Alex Cox returns to his debut film with "The Wages of Beer."

Repo Man is back in action.

Filmmaker Alex Cox, who helmed the original 1984 cult classic satire, is returning to direct Repo Man 2: The Wages of Beer, EW can confirm. While the original movie saw Emilio Estevez play protagonist Otto Maddox, Twilight star Kiowa Gordon will take over the role in the sequel.

Gordon played Embry Call, a werewolf who counts Jacob (Taylor Lautner) among his best friends. In addition to his three appearances in the Twilight saga, Gordon also played the lead role on AMC’s Dark Winds and key supporting roles in Roswell, New Mexico and The Liberator.

<p>Universal / courtesy Everett Collection</p> Emilio Estevez in 'Repo Man'

Universal / courtesy Everett Collection

Emilio Estevez in 'Repo Man'

The original Repo Man saw down-on-his-luck punk rocker Otto go to work for a car repossession company and encounter alien visitors on a dangerous job. The film, which also starred the late Harry Dean Stanton, ended with Otto being abducted into space.

"After an extended period of anticipation, Director Alex Cox's efforts are finally culminating with the sequel to the cult classic. We have full confidence in Kiowa'scapacity to take on the iconic role of Otto, originally immortalized by Emilio Estevez in 1984 when the film first made its debut," producer Adam Harris Engelhard said in a release.

The Wages of Beer, presumably a play on the title of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s French thriller The Wages of Fear, will feature "punk energy, existential comedy, and unconventional storytelling, navigating the absurd and chaotic world of repo men into a new age of nuclear brinkmanship and driverless cars," according to a release.

After making his feature directorial debut with Repo Man, Cox made waves with his 1986 Sex Pistols biopic Sid & Nancy starring Gary Oldman. After the box office underperformance of his Ed Harris-starring western Walker, Cox worked on projects in Mexico and England, and was hired to helm Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas before being replaced by Terry Gilliam.

In 2009, Cox made a narratively unconnected spiritual successor to his debut titled Repo Girl, which saw several supporting cast members from Repo Man return as distinct characters. Cox also developed a proper sequel to Repo Man in the late 1990s but never finished production, and his screenplay was adapted into the graphic novel Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday by illustrators Christopher Bones and Justin Randall in 2008.

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