Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Matt Smith Set For Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
As Mr. Collins
No Matthew McConaughey For Magic Mike XXL
According to director Gregory Jacobs
New Trailer For The Judge
Judge, feuding and possible executioner
Doctor Strange Secures July 2016 Release Date
And it'll shoot in the UK...
Paranormal Activity 5 Pushed To 2015
And it's now called The Ghost Dimension
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 August 2014
New Trailer For David Cronenberg's Maps To The Stars
Hollywood babble-on
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Maps To The Stars
26 September 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Two Faces Of January (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Locke (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Closed Circuit (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Hummingbird (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Everybody Has A Plan (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Focus Features Kills Eastern Promises 2
David Cronenberg says it's dead

14 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Playlist

submit to reddit

Focus Features Kills Eastern Promises 2

As he makes the rounds in the States to promote his latest, the Robert Pattinson-headlined Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg is spending his time chatting with the press. And he’s just dropped a disappointing nugget about what had been reported as his next project: Focus Features has apparently decided not to press ahead with Eastern Promises 2.

While there has not been an official statement to that effect (and there wouldn’t likely be anyway), Cronenberg offered up the news to the gang at The Playlist. When asked what he was getting set to make next, the director replied, bluntly, “it was supposed to be Eastern Promises 2. But that's dead."

So what happened? "We were supposed to start shooting it in October," Cronenberg elaborates. “But it's done... If you don't like it, talk to James Schamus at Focus. It was his decision."

Though he doesn’t explain further, it would appear that financial worries might have been the main motivating factor for the studio’s skittishness, especially since it seemed to be going ahead fairly smoothly. Promises writer Steven Knight had written the sequel’s script and both Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel seemed set to return.

There’s still a chance minds could be changed or some other company could be convinced to stump up the cash, but for now it seems as though Cronenberg and co are headed back to limbo with this one. 


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

Disney Shuts Down Henry Selick's Latest
Stop-motion 'toon is stopped
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  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)