Mortensen and Cronenberg Reunite for Eastern Promises 2

As much as I enjoy edgy filmmaker David Cronenberg’s violent Russian mafia yarn “Eastern Promises”, I never really spent a lot of time contemplating what happened beyond the end credits. After all, it’s exactly not the sort of film that cries out for a sequel. Be that as it may, Deadline is reporting that producer Paul Webster and Focus Features hope to have “Eastern Promises 2” up and running later this year. Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, and writer Stephen Knight are set to return. As much as I’d like to speculate about the specifics of the storyline, there’s really only one question that demands an answer: Will there be another naked fight sequence inside a Turkish bathhouse? It might be an incredibly uncomfortable scene to watch, but it’s all sorts of badass.

One word: Ouch!