RocknRolla 2 – Sequel Plans11.10.08 # Sequel # 62 Comments
RocknRolla is released in the States this weekend, but has already been a critical and commercial success in the UK. According to Thandie Newton, who plays a crooked accountant in the film, RocknRolla 2 is not far away, and then they’re going for the trilogy…
If Guy Ritchie were a character in his own movie, he would be ‘The Comeback Kid’. His career looked dead after the bona fide disasters of Swept Away and Revolver. But somehow he rediscovered his magic for RocknRolla and snagged a major studio picture in Sherlock Holmes, starring the man of the moment, Robert Downey Jnr.
Sequel wise, T.Newton doesn’t give any RocknRolla 2 plot details away, but frankly these movies are less about the stories more about the quirks. She says she expects all the surviving characters to return and that once Sherlock Holmes is done, the production is likely to happen fast. Ritchie’s turnaround on these London gangster pictures is very quick.
You could ask why if he has rejuvenated his career does Guy Ritchie need to make two RocknRolla sequels? A big studio picture like Sherlock Holmes, with a very popular star headlining, can’t fail to deliver financially even if it’s sub-par, so he’ll be able to scale the heights after that. Artistically, isn’t it bankrupt to keep returning to where you started and repeating yourself? …Or is it just a good idea to stick to what you’re good at? These may be questions too big to answer here, remind me to ask God when I see him.
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