Oh, hell yeah! This is some great news! If you have not seen 'Eastern Promises' with Viggo Mortensen playing a Russian gangster then you have missed out on one great film, and you should go watch it right now. David Cronenberg is the director of the film and he is the one talking about making the sequel. If everyone is back for a sequel then I am as well. Now if you have not seen the Promises yet then don't read ahead because I'm about to reveal the end of the movie to you.
If you remember at the end of the movie Viggo Mortensens characters turns a under cover British Agent. This is what will set up the next film, Cronenberg want's to tell more stories about this character.
"We are moving forward with it. We all are excited about the idea of doing a sequel."
Yes, they are all excited! All includes Viggo Mortensen, writer Steven Knight, producer Paul Webster and the studio, Focus.
"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."
Cronenberg has not made a sequel to a film yet so this would be his first.
"It's the first time I've ever been in a situation where I actually want to do a sequel to something...But in this case, I thought we had unfinished business with those characters. I didn't feel that we had finished with Nikolai and we had done a lot of research that was more than we could stuff into that one movie."
If you have unfinished business with the characters then I am interested in the stories that these guys want to tell. What do you think?