More talk on Departed sequel
The 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.