“Eastern Promises” Sequel Is Coming?

By Creative Media Times

Focus Features

While 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.