Cronenberg Eyeing Eastern Promises Sequel

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.


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