Cronenberg Plans “Eastern Promises” Sequel

David Cronenberg (“A History of Violence”) says he’s planning on doing a sequel to his 2007 thriller “Eastern Promises”.

“We [he and Viggo Mortensen] are moving forward with it. We all are excited about the idea of doing a sequel” said the director in an interview with MTV News.

“We are going to have a meeting very soon between me, Steve Knight [writer] and Paul Webster [producer] to discuss what the script would be. I have some very strong ideas about what I would like to see, but I would like to hear what they have to say as well. And then after that, if all goes well, Steve goes away and writes a great script. If we all like it, we make it” added Cronenberg.

The acclaimed original feature dealt with a Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth. She leaves clues to a midwife (Naomi Watts) in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.