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Son of The Departed?

01.31.2007

SPOILER WARNING - The following article is highly spoilerific for those who have not seen THE DEPARTED. If you're waiting for the DVD release on February 13th (though I'm not sure why you would when it's still playing in theaters), you might want to avoid reading any further.

We cool? Good. This morning both trades are confirming rumors that Oscar-nominated writer William Monahan is currently working on a treatment for a sequel to THE DEPARTED for Warner Bros. While you might think that'd be difficult since almost all the main characters are killed, Monahan's story is said to follow Mark Wahlberg's Dignan and a new character that would be played by Robert De Niro. Scorsese has yet to sign off an a sequel and even if he doesn't direct, he may stay on as a producer. The Hong Kong film which inspired THE DEPARTED, INFERNAL AFFAIRS, spawned two remakes; one a sequel and one a prequel. The only difference is that in INFERNAL AFFAIRS the Matt Damon character doesn't die. I had some questions after THE DEPARTED ended (like, whose child was Madolyn pregnant with?) but none that I feel sequel would be necessary to answer. If Scorsese is down to direct, I'm all for it but if he passes, I say just let the idea die. Thoughts?

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Extra Tidbit: An alternate ending of the Hong Kong original has the Damon/mole character being apprehended by police and surrendering peacefully.

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2:23AM on 02/01/2007

Haha...

"Secondly, trying to scrape together a sequel is dumb. Leave it alone. De Niro??? Come on. Maybe they could get Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Michael Madsen and Tom Sizemore too. They could call it "The Departed 2: Brasco's Casino Heat". Gay."

While I don't particularly share your opinion regarding The Departed, that was pretty funny. Thanks for the chuckle.

Yeah, a sequel is a stupid fucking idea.
"Secondly, trying to scrape together a sequel is dumb. Leave it alone. De Niro??? Come on. Maybe they could get Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Michael Madsen and Tom Sizemore too. They could call it "The Departed 2: Brasco's Casino Heat". Gay."

While I don't particularly share your opinion regarding The Departed, that was pretty funny. Thanks for the chuckle.

Yeah, a sequel is a stupid fucking idea.
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10:01PM on 01/31/2007
It might be okay if Marty directs the sequel, but having De Niro might be too cliche (like Brer B8a said.) Also, I honestly don't think some movies should have sequels...let the audience ask and answer their own question to things that weren't answered in the first and, hopefully, only flick. Some uncertainty is okay...really, it's okay!!
Finally, Wahlberg was great in the film but there just doesn't seem like enough material to make a sequel with his character. Bottom line:
DON'T MESS WITH
It might be okay if Marty directs the sequel, but having De Niro might be too cliche (like Brer B8a said.) Also, I honestly don't think some movies should have sequels...let the audience ask and answer their own question to things that weren't answered in the first and, hopefully, only flick. Some uncertainty is okay...really, it's okay!!
Finally, Wahlberg was great in the film but there just doesn't seem like enough material to make a sequel with his character. Bottom line:
DON'T MESS WITH PERFECTION!!!!!
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5:29PM on 01/31/2007
No. Just fucking leave it alone.

The Departed is a masterpiece, but having a sequel that centres around Wahlberg's character just isn't a good idea. I agree that both he and Baldwin were excellent SUPPORTING characters, but look at the poster.

DiCaprio. Damon. Nicholson. The movie was about these boys. And all three of them had their shit ruined before the credits rolled. End of story. No sequel. Thanks.
No. Just fucking leave it alone.

The Departed is a masterpiece, but having a sequel that centres around Wahlberg's character just isn't a good idea. I agree that both he and Baldwin were excellent SUPPORTING characters, but look at the poster.

DiCaprio. Damon. Nicholson. The movie was about these boys. And all three of them had their shit ruined before the credits rolled. End of story. No sequel. Thanks.
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2:57PM on 01/31/2007
Hey you didnt warn about spoilers from Internal Affairs.... anyway, I dont know a sequel is necesary but I did find Walbergh great and he was one of my favorite characters.
Hey you didnt warn about spoilers from Internal Affairs.... anyway, I dont know a sequel is necesary but I did find Walbergh great and he was one of my favorite characters.
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2:15PM on 01/31/2007
Sounds like a crap idea to me. But if Scorsese is directing and De Niro starring then I look forward to it!
Sounds like a crap idea to me. But if Scorsese is directing and De Niro starring then I look forward to it!
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1:56PM on 01/31/2007

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First off, as a whole I didn't think The Departed was an Oscar worthy movie. I did, however, think Wahlberg was awesome and deserves his nomination.

Secondly, trying to scrape together a sequel is dumb. Leave it alone. De Niro??? Come on. Maybe they could get Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Michael Madsen and Tom Sizemore too. They could call it "The Departed 2: Brasco's Casino Heat". Gay.
First off, as a whole I didn't think The Departed was an Oscar worthy movie. I did, however, think Wahlberg was awesome and deserves his nomination.

Secondly, trying to scrape together a sequel is dumb. Leave it alone. De Niro??? Come on. Maybe they could get Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Michael Madsen and Tom Sizemore too. They could call it "The Departed 2: Brasco's Casino Heat". Gay.
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10:20AM on 01/31/2007
leave it be. it was a great movie that absolutely does not need a sequel.it was refreshing to see a cast that didnt consist of the major mafia stars like de niro or pacino. it just seems to cliche to add either to the cast.
leave it be. it was a great movie that absolutely does not need a sequel.it was refreshing to see a cast that didnt consist of the major mafia stars like de niro or pacino. it just seems to cliche to add either to the cast.
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10:12AM on 01/31/2007

Wahlberg

Maybe I'm alone here, but I thought Wahlberg and Baldwin were great in this movie. Not to say the other performances weren't good too, but I don't think Nicholson did anything special in this one. He didn't have that one big pivotal scene like he has in other movies. I for one, think Wahlberg's nomination is deserved and I welcome a sequel featuring his character, especially if they bring in DeNiro too. Perhaps my man-love of Ed Norton is getting out of control, but I think he would make a
Maybe I'm alone here, but I thought Wahlberg and Baldwin were great in this movie. Not to say the other performances weren't good too, but I don't think Nicholson did anything special in this one. He didn't have that one big pivotal scene like he has in other movies. I for one, think Wahlberg's nomination is deserved and I welcome a sequel featuring his character, especially if they bring in DeNiro too. Perhaps my man-love of Ed Norton is getting out of control, but I think he would make a nice addition to the cast of the sequel too.
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8:35AM on 01/31/2007
I kind of always wished that instead of Martin Sheen and Jack Nicholson that it was Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.

However, after seeing the movie I don't think I can see that anymore.

As for a sequel...I'm not sure if I am up for a Mark Wahlberg movie unless it has a really good supporting cast.
I kind of always wished that instead of Martin Sheen and Jack Nicholson that it was Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.

However, after seeing the movie I don't think I can see that anymore.

As for a sequel...I'm not sure if I am up for a Mark Wahlberg movie unless it has a really good supporting cast.
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