I wasn’t blown away by ‘Eastern Promises’, but I know it’s a fan favorite for some here at the site. It’s certainly not a film screaming for a sequel, but lo and behold, we apparently have one coming our way, according to Vulture here. What makes this interesting is that Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg (along with Vince Cassel as well) are coming back for seconds, making this suddenly not seem like an overt money grab…not that the film was a blockbuster to begin with. Steven Knight will again be writing the movie like last time around, and after the jump you can see what the story might be. I’m not eagerly awaiting this flick, but I’m a bit curious to see it, I won’t lie…
Here’s what Vulture says the sequel will be concerned with:
We hear the sequel, to be directed by Cronenberg and written by Steven Knight, picks up where the 2007 film left off — with the incompetent underboss Kirill (Cassel) thinking that he and his henchman driver Nikolai (Mortensen) really have inherited the throne from his crime-lord father, without knowing that Nikolai is actually a clandestine agent working undercover in Russia’s federal security service.
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