The Lincoln Lawyer was a modest hit for Lionsgate, grossing $75 million dollars on a $40 million dollar budget. The film was a nice departure/return for Matthew McConaughey, who had previously been doing garbage such as Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Fool’s Gold and Failure to Launch. McConaughey’s character, Mickey Haller, is featured in five additional novels written by Michael Connelly. Lionsgate chairman Michael Burns had previously indicated a sequel and TV series were in the works, with Bryan Cranston’s “Detective Lankford” getting an extended role in subsequent films. Personally, I would rather see the studio ditch the idea of making a watered down TV series and focus on giving the character additional features . . .
Here is what McConaughey had to say when asked about a potential sequel: “Man, I hope so. The update is I wish I knew more. The update is I wish I had that second script in my hand already and could have opinions on it and pass on notes. If that next script is [good]—and they are working on it, it’s being written—I would love to get in Mickey Haller’s shoes again. And that’s probably, of all the characters I’ve done, the one I’m most excited about—if it’s good, if the script’s good—of carrying on as a character.”
Source : Collider