Brosnan confirms The Topkapi Affair
Pierce Brosnan has confirmed that the sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair is most definitely going to happen. The Topkapi Affair is the name of the new film, and according to the man himself the script is in.
"The script came in two days ago and it's good. We've announced it, we've said to the world that we're going to do it -- come hell or high water, we're going to do it. The bar is high on this one, the expectation is high on it."
I enjoyed The Thomas Crown Affair remake, although I hadn't seen the original at the time of watching Brosnan's version I thought he made an excellent thriller and managed to portray a character that was a significant step away from Bond so as not to be labelled, although saying that it wasn't a great stretch.
I'm looking forward to this, and with some of his recent work I think we might see an even better performance from him. He confirms though that in this film there's no Rene Russo.
Previously we heard from him that the story is taking from an old MGM classic:
"...the story this time will be based on the old Peter Ustinov comedy and crime thriller, Topkapi... So we just took Thomas Crown off the shelf, kind of dusted it off, and took Topkapi, which is much loved, and is also in the cannon of the MGM library so it didn't cost us anything. This version of Topkapi will have a different part, different woman, and different affair. The guy is a little bit more seasoned and we're using wonderful locations this time."
Well it's kind of a remake again, but if it's as good as the last one was then who are we to complain?