Crank: High Voltage (billed as Crank 2: High Voltage in some regions and on DVD) is a 2009 American black comedy action film and the sequel to Crank. The film was written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and stars Jason Statham reprising his role as Chev Chelios. The story of the film resumes shortly after the first film left off, retaining a similar over-the-top premise and adding more special effects. In the current film, the ex-hit man Chev Chelios finds out he must fight on his life once again as his true heart is transferred and he becomes equipped with an artificial heart, and he reveals he must get injected with electric shocks in order to stay alive and kill those who did it to him. Alongside Statham, the film also stars Dwight Yoakam, Bai Ling, Amy Smart who reprised her role as Eve, Efren Ramirez, Reno Wilson and Clifton Collins, Jr. .
The film was released in the United Kingdom on April 15, 2009, two days prior to its North American release date; April 17, 2009. Upon its release, Crank: High Voltage received positive reviews with many praising the acting, action sequences, story and writing, with criticism leveled towards the violence and script for being too extreme.