Upcoming: Sequel to Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises
The steely resolve in Viggo Mortensen’s eyes at the end of Eastern Promises told us Nikolai’s job was far from over. There would be scores to settle, and we left the theater secure in the knowledge that he wouldn’t stop until justice was done. The good news now is that David Cronenberg plans to show us how that retribution unfolds.
MTV: ‚ÄúWe are moving forward with it,‚Äù Cronenberg told MTV News in an exclusive chat. ‚ÄúWe all are excited about the idea of doing a sequel.‚Äù
The ‚Äúwe‚Äù includes Mortensen, who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Nikolai; the film‚Äôs screenwriter, Steven Knight; original producer Paul Webster; and original studio, Focus Features.
‚ÄúWe are going to have a meeting very soon between me, Steve Knight and Paul Webster to discuss what the script would be,‚Äù Cronenberg said. ‚ÄúI 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.‚Äù
No word yet on whether or not Vincent Cassel and Naomi Watts will be called up to reprise their roles, but let’s hope so. Nobody wants another Tom Hagan-less Godfather installment.