By Creative Media TimesWhile Viggo Mortensen is on the headlines recently for his big awards contender film “Green Book,” another one of his critically acclaimed films from a decade ago is getting some attention.
In a recent interview with Collider, English screenwriter Steve Knight offered some insight on “Eastern Promises,” and a potential sequel and it could even commence shooting this year.
“It is like fishing, where you leave it out there,” says Knight. “And it’s been out there for a while. It went through permutations in the sense of, how do you follow Viggo? We’ve been through that and we’ve moved on and now we’re in a position where I will say ‘watch this space,’ we’re close to getting into production.”
Knight wrote the screenplay for Promises, which earned Mortensen a best actor nomination at the academy awards. The film tells a story of a Russian-British midwife Anna (played by Naomi Watts) in a dark maria world with Mortensen playing a fearsome Russian gangster. Remember that fight scene in a steam room? Of course you do.
Knight recently directed and wrote neo-noir thriller “film Serenity” starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. The film is set for release on January 25, 2019 by Aviron Pictures.