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Road to Perdition sequel might be on its way to Purgatory?

08.05.2010

With Sam Mendes and Tom Hanks, it’s kind of a surprise that ROAD TO PERDITION slipped under the radar as much as it did when it was released. I mean, it was pretty good, but something about it didn’t quite stick.

Well now Max Allan Collins, the man who wrote the original comic the movie was based on has two more, Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. And he’s already thinking about the inevitable movie adaptations Talking to MovieWeb:

"Well, I can only tease, I’m afraid. We seem to be right on the brink, or maybe it’s the precipice, I don’t know (Laughs), of a deal being signed. Things have gotten very, very serious and I have, for years, held onto it as a project I would direct, because I have directed five independent films. It does look like, now, that I won’t be directing, but it is my script. That’s the most important thing to me, that the material be faithfully rendered. That isn’t to say that you have to do it absolutely faithfully. There certainly are differences between my graphic novel and Road to Perdition, but the spirit of the story is there. Mendes really got it and understood it and, I think that, in some ways, enhanced it."

“I don’t know. We’ve been approached and the offer seems to be very, very serious. We have signed a round of paper but it is not nailed down yet and it looks to be pretty interesting. I will tell you that this will happen about 10 years after Perdition ends. Michael is 10 years older in Road to Purgatory.” 

The books follow the son of Tom Hanks’ character from the film who returns home from World War II to (spoilers) avenge his father’s death, and he gets mixed up with Al Capone in the process. Do you care about a ROAD TO PERDITION sequel?

Extra Tidbit: Mmm could be interesting, but without Mendes or Hanks, I don't know if the franchise has legs to stand on its own.
Source: MovieWeb

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