In a move I hadn’t remotely anticipated when I wrote last week’s “First Features” column on Tony Scott’s The Hunger, according to MTV Movies Blog, the director is eyeing a sequel to the now 26-year-old film.
“I’m controlling [the “Hunger” sequel] and it’s gone to the next level. It’s not a reinvention or reinterpretation,” Scott told Coming Soon. “It starts in New York and it ends up in Sao Paulo, so it’s a very different movie, but it springboards off the original. We’re writing it right now and we’ve got a great writer, Erinn Wilson.”
I assure you the film doesn’t merit a sequel in the least. What’s interesting to think is how his style has developed over time. I pointed out several differences in the post, but now maybe the sequel would be tinged in green, have extremely fast cuts and star Denzel Washington. Of course with vampire-related entertainment never going out of style and reaching a peak with Twilight and HBO’s “True Blood,” which I compared The Hunger to in it’s shunning of vampire conventions, perhaps this was inevitable.
It seems like Scott has been linked to a lot of projects lately and with the underperformance of The Taking of Pehlam 1 2 3 last weekend, perhaps he’d better focus on something new. This sounds like a bizarre idea to me, but the film would undoubtedly be seen by more people than Scott’s intial foray into the world of vampires. Would have any interest in this project?