Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 10:04AM
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Though the original didn't get the best reception, word from Empire Online movie news is that the prequel to "Smokin Aces" has been greenlit for production. Writer/director Joe Carnahan made the momentous announcement on his official website: "Finally, some actual 'Smokin Aces' news. Universal has officially greenlit the prequel and we are underway. Cameos will abound. Trust me."  The 2006 film told the story of a Las Vegas Magician  Buddy Israel (Piven) who decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob. He quickly discovers that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
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