Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
We're looking for reporters for the BFI London Film Festival
Movie News

03 October 2015
Taika Waititi Directing Thor: Ragnarok
What We Do In The Shadows co-director off to Asgard
James McAvoy In Talks For M Night Shyamalan's Latest
He may replace Joaquin Phoenix
Marvel Calls Up Damage Control
New TV series in development
Brendan Gleeson And Jeremy Irons Join Assassin's Creed
They'll be part of the game adaptation
Alexander Payne's Downsizing Set Up At Paramount
Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon still attached
Director David Leitch Enters The Coldest City
The John Wick man has a new gig
Paddy Considine Added To Peaky Blinders
He'll be a threat to Cillian Murphy's Tommy
Drew Goddard Says MGM Wants A Cabin In The Woods Sequel
But there are no ideas for more horror yet
Fox TV Plans Lethal Weapon Series
As MacGyver heads back to TV
John Ortiz Heading For Kong: Skull Island
Shea Whigham will also go ape
The Martian Rockets To The Top Of The US Box Office
The Walk strolls into a limited release
More Movie News

30 September 2015
Mathieu Amalric Joins The Body Artist
Benoît Jacquot adapting Don DeLillo's novel
More Movie News

Jauja (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Maps To The Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Two Faces Of January (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Everybody Has A Plan (2013)
Empire Star Rating
On The Road (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Cronenberg & Mortensen Reteam Again
This time for Eastern Promises 2!

29 March 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Seems as if David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen will be spending the whole year together. Not content with Freud / Jung drama The Talking Cure, which starts shooting in May and stars Mortensen as Sigmund Freud (opposite Michael Fassbender's Jung), the pair will, according to Deadline, re-team again towards the end of the year for a follow-up to Eastern Promises.

No specific details are yet forthcoming about the return of Nikolai Luzhin, and it's unclear whether there's a role in it for Naomi Watts. But producer Paul Webster has confirmed that the original's screenwriter Steven Knight is on board and that he hopes the film will get going in the winter. 

We're not sure if Eastern Promises exactly required a sequel, but more thinking-man's-gangster-action following that and A History of Violence can only be a good thing. In fact, the only downer we can identify at this stage is that Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's modern-day Ulysses, Cosmopolis, seems on this evidence to have been at least back-burnered, and at worst to have fallen by the wayside completely. Hopefully Dave will find time to get back to it sooner rather than too much later, no doubt with Viggo playing Eric Packer.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Dragon Flies At The US Box Office
Latest DreamWorks ‘toon in first place
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

wasn't he also supposedly remaking his own version of The Fly??? can't wait for there to actually *be* a new Cronenberg movie, and not just lots of talk. still, all updates welcome... More

Posted by postgrape at 14:41 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

Great news!! Eastern Promises was brilliant and Viggo was just amazing in it. I do Hope Naomi Watts gets a part too as she was good in the first one although I suppose not essential for a follow up. Thank you Empire you just cheered me up loads. Needed that. More

Posted by cj5ar at 13:34 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

Absolutely fantastic! Really looking forward to ol' Crone's upcoming projects and what with Mortensen on board should be truly something to savour More

Posted by barney_magru at 01:24 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

Jessica Chastain On The Martian
On becoming an astronaut and rescuing Matt Damon AGAIN

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

Licence Denied: The Bond Themes You Didn't Get To Hear
A dozen of 007's greatest misses

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)