Eastern Promises Sequel

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From ComingSoon.net and MTV...


In an interview at MTV (which contains a big spoiler if you haven't seen the movie), director David Cronenberg says they are planning on making a sequel to 2007 thriller, Eastern Promises. Here's an excerpt:

"We are moving forward with it," Cronenberg told MTV News in an exclusive chat. "We all are excited about the idea of doing a sequel."

The "we" includes Mortensen, who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Nikolai; the film's screenwriter, Steven Knight; original producer Paul Webster; and original studio, Focus Features.

"We are going to have a meeting very soon between me, Steve Knight and Paul Webster to discuss what the script would be," Cronenberg said. "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."

Eastern Promises earned $56.1 million at the worldwide box office.


It took me more than one viewing to get into the first film, but Cronenberg and Mortensen together are a great duo.

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First movie was fantastic, can't really see how a sequel would work, but I'll keep an eye on this.
 
well, it left a very odd set of circumstances at the end, being made, and who he ended up being at the end of the movie and all...
 
More Russian Viggo Mortensen? I'm game.
 
Will Naomi Watts return for the sequel?
 
Wasn't Nikolai made the new mob boss by the end of the first film?
 
Oh absolutely. Quite a brilliant film. I don't see the need for a sequel, but I'm there if it happens.
 
well, it left a very odd set of circumstances at the end, being made, and who he ended up being at the end of the movie and all...
Yeah that was a huge surprise for me, really wasn't expecting it. But this sounds interesting.
 
A sequel? Really? I guess...

I loved the original film a lot, but I liked the ambiguities that the ending left. I'm not really eager for further explanation or for the story to continue.

Whatever, I'll be there.
 
I guess we can start coming up with ideas for what the sequel will be called

Western Promises
Broken Eastern Promises
Russian Bathroom Knife Fights


:up:
 
I thought the first film was pretty mediocre, I don't see the reason for a sequel either way.
 
This is so ****ing out of left field, but I couldn't be more excited. :up:

Easter Promises was phenomenal.
 
Mmmm... I kinda liked the open ending. But a sequel could be intesting...
 
The thing I like about this is the original team is doing it. I haven't watched the first movie in a long time, but I guess I'll have to give it another look.
 
The question is.... with who?

I nominate Halle Berry.
 
This is great to hear! I loved EP and thought it was one of the best films of the past couple of years!

The ending definitely left me wanting more and to see what Viggo's character was doing now that he was an integral part of the Vor.

This could be the russian Godfather II!
 
I really, really like Eastern Promises, but I'm not quite sure does it need a sequel...

But Cronenberg + Viggo pleases me.
 
I really liked the first movie. It doesn't need a sequel. Viggo's arc ended in the first movie as did Naomi Watts'. I'd rather see Cronenberg move onto other things.
 

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