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More talk on Departed sequel

MartinScorsese.jpgThe news that The Departed (Filmstalker review) is looking at a sequel is not new, and for those of you who read Filmstalker daily you'll now be thinking "I knew that thirteen days ago!" when Mark Wahlberg started talking about a sequel. Now we have word from sources that the writer, William Monahan, is working on the sequel and there are details of the plot.

According to the story from Yahoo News, the film will follow Wahlberg's character of Dignam. We already heard that Robert De Niro had been approached, and so far that's about all we know.

It's clear that the film wouldn't follow the original sequel/prequel of the Asian Infernal Affairs (Filmstalker review) and that it would branch out on its own, and that can only be a good thing. Now, is Martin Scorsese going to stay on board for the sequel?

According to these same sources, Scorsese would have to give the go ahead for any sequels, although the rights for two remain with Warner Brothers.

Would you like to see this go ahead? I think I would be interested in a prequel to see the earlier stories of these two characters going through training, but a sequel looking at Dignam's future? I'm not too sure where that one could go.



Bad idea. It's a great movie. Leave it alone.

Bring it on, I loved Mark Wahlberg's character in the film.

As much as I did like Wahlberg in The Departed, basing an entire sequel on his character?! I dunno about that one! I still can't believe he got an Oscar nomination for his role to be honest. I'd agree with Drew and for the most part vote in the "leave it!" section..... but if they were to do a prequel with DiCaprio/Damon/Nicholson reprising their roles, along with maybe bringing in De Niro..... well then I might be interested.

Huh. Look what happened to the Silence of the Lambs 'sequels'. Ugggh. I liked the Whalberg character, he swore creatively and mainly stood in the background. I don't think it is worth basing an entire feature around him...perhaps this is just more fuel for the Oscar fire? A bit more press for Wahlberg?

His character was really there as a plot vehicle. One to provide the balance to Martin Sheen's and the second to...well, you know.


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