Mortensen and Cronenberg For Eastern Promises 2?
Not only are they teaming up again to make a Freud / Jung drama entitled The Talking Cure which begins shooting in May, which stars Mortensen as Sigmund Freud and Michael Fassbender as Karl Jung, but according to Deadline, the pair will be shooting a follow up to Eastern Promises at the end of the year.
There’s no more detail other than the announcement at the moment and there’s no word on whether Naomi Watts will return. But producer Paul Webster has confirmed that the script will be written but the original screenwriter Steven Knight and that there are hopes the film will get moving by this winter.
We’re all for more thinking gangster antics (Guy Ritchie need not apply) but a sequel to Eastern Promises? We’d much rather Cronenberg left the sequels alone and concentrated on original material.