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"Drive" Sequel Book To Become A Film

By Garth Franklin Monday June 4th 2012 09:36AM

James Sallis' novel "Drive" was turned into the acclaimed cult hit film last year starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.

Now, Sallis' book sequel "Driven" is out and he tells The Independent that a film version is "in the pipeline".

The book is set seven years later with Driver having reinvented himself and now living in Phoenix. He's also engaged to be married and is successfully suppressing his violent impulses. When two goons attack them and kill her, "the violence is unleashed again."

It took several years to get going but "Drive" pulled in $76 million from a $15 million budget along with scoring a high positioning on many Top Ten films of 2011 lists (including the #1 placing on my own).

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