‘Drive’ author James Sallis has been making the rounds on his new book, a sequel called ‘Driven’, and apparently he’s been talking about a new film potentially coming to pass. Collider reports here that Sallis is saying that ‘Driven’ is in the earliest stages of development and that Nicolas Winding Refn is open to directing it at some point in the future. Obviously most of this is speculation and/or wishful thinking, but if he could get Ryan Gosling back in the jacket, who among us would be complaining, right? Anyway, after the jump you can see what the book is about (I’m going to be reading it shortly…the book ‘Drive’ was pretty different from the film, so I expect this won’t be a huge spoiler if it ever happens), and stay tuned for more on this project if/when it develops further!
Amazon has this plot description for ‘Driven’:
As we exit the initial novel, Driver has killed Bernie Rose, “the only one he ever mourned,” ending his campaign against those who double-crossed him. Driven tells how that young man, done with killing, later will become the one who goes down “at 3 a.m. on a clear, cool morning in a Tijuana bar.”
Seven years have passed. Driver has left the old life, become Paul West, and founded a successful business back in Phoenix. Walking down the street one day, he and his fiancee are attacked by two men and, while Driver dispatches both, his fiancee is killed.
Sinking back into anonymity, aided by his friend Felix, an ex-gangbanger and Desert Storm vet, Driver retreats, but finds that his past stalks him and will not stop. He has to turn and face it. At a garage in Guadalupe, an Hispanic and Native American community on the edge of Phoenix, he rebuilds a Seventies Ford Fairlane.
Because he drives. That is what he does.
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