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Writer William Monahan offers his ideas for a sequel to The Departed

10.17.2011

Will a sequel to THE DEPARTED ever happen? Probably not. But if they did decide to make a follow up, where would it go?

Screenwriter William Monahan offered his idea on where the script would go in an interview with Collider. Personally, I really don't care if they make a sequel or not. If they left it alone that would be fine by me.

Collider: Any news on a Departed sequel? Do you think it will ever happen?

William Monahan: No. I think Warner Bros. would have liked to see a synopsis of it. I don’t do synopses and I don’t pitch. Personally, I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen. I know the film, I’ve got the film in my head. Even if everybody didn’t come back, which they could in the film as I’ve configured it, it would be a hell of a paycheck for somebody to write. The film would have to be absolutely superb.

C: Would you be in the future but go back to the past to tie it all together?

Monahan: My idea actually is to set the film before, during and after the action of the first film, which I think would be extraordinary. If those guys want to cough up the dough, we can do it any time.

C: Is it one of these films that’s dependent on you seeing the original Departed or can it exist on its own?

Monahan: Essentially, in the middle section of the thing I’ve intended, you’d see actions that take place during the original Departed, but aren’t on screen in the original Departed. There would be off-screen things that occur at that point in the story. But it would work seamlessly as a movie of its own.

Also Monahan is almost done with the script for SIN CITY 2. As far as any spoilers on future projects this is all the scribe had to say:

"I think they [the fans] should be excited that there’s a second Frank Miller movie coming out with Robert doing it, because Robert’s excited and I’m certainly excited to be able to work on this material. It’s going like a rocket. "

Source: Collider

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