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Monday, 30 March 2009

Eastern Promises 2? David Cronenberg thinks so

David Cronenberg is a great director. He has made some amazing films, many of which are dark and twisted (Rabid, The Fly, Videodrome, The Brood, Existenz, etc). More recently his films have had a different kind of feel to them - History of Violence and Eastern Promises. In all that time I don't think he has made a sequel to any of his films. All that now appears to be about to change.

David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, the writer Steven Knight, producer Paul Webster and the studio are the ones who want to see more, and that's unusual as it's the whole team, co-stars aside of course.

Speaking to MTV, Cronenberg revealed his plans.

“We are going to have a meeting very soon between me, Steve Knight and Paul Webster to discuss what the script would be...I have some very strong ideas about what I would like to see, but I would like to hear what they have to say as well. And then after that, if all goes well, Steve goes away and writes a great script. If we all like it, we make it.”

He raised the point that he had never wanted to make a sequel before now either, but explains why.

“...in this case, I thought we had unfinished business with those characters. I didn’t feel that we had finished with Nikolai and we had done a lot of research that was more than we could stuff into that one movie.”
This is great news as I thought Eastern Promises was a great film - such as nasty knife fight - and the ending certainly took Viggo's character off in a different direction.

What do you reckon? Is there enough in this to make a sequel? Would you want to see one?

Source: Filmstalker

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