Following two successful buyers screenings at the Cannes Film Festival in France, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that CineCoup, one of the backers of the locally produced genre thriller WolfCop, has given the go-ahead for a sequel to be produced.

WolfCop, which is directed by Lowell Dean and stars Leo Fafard in the title role, hits Canadian theatres June 6. Because of the unique, six-month long contest-driven process that the filmmakers went through to qualify their project for production, plus all the extra promotion that’s subsequently been done at several ComicCon events, including one here in Regina in early May (scroll down for photo), there’s apparently huge buzz building over the film which makes the idea of a sequel attractive to producers.

There’s no word yet on where WolfCop II will be shot, but production will begin in the fall, with the sequel scheduled to hit theatres in 2015. If you haven’t seen it already, here’s the trailer for WolfCop: