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The Departed sequel and prequel?

MartinScorsese.jpgWill The Departed (Filmstalker review) follow Infernal Affairs (Filmstalker review) and become a trilogy? Well the rumour mill has begun and rumour rich it is indeed. Mark Wahlberg may well have just kicked them off with his comments on a sequel and a prequel.

Salt ready as there's no source and the quotes seem a bit disjointed but the story from AceShowbiz suggests that Martin Scorsese is asking round about a sequel and Wahlberg thinks there may be a new cast for a sequel and a prequel with the cast of the current film.

"We may do another one, because it's based on a Hong Kong film ['Infernal Affairs'], and there is a trilogy...So we may do a sequel with a new cast, and a prequel and bring back the rest of the guys...

...They're talking to Robert De Niro and a couple of other people,"

Who "they" are and what exactly they are talking about isn't quite explained, but it's hinted at that it is a sequel and prequel following the Infernal Affairs story.

Now this would mark the first time Scorsese returned to one of his films and it would also mirror the Infernal Affairs sequel/prequel, so I'm not too sure how real this actually is. However, if we had a say in it would you like to see a sequel? Would you like to see a prequel? Should these even consider following the Infernal Affairs route or should it be left at one? If Scorsese can win with the Asian remake where others have failed could he with with the sequel/prequel/Asian remake?



I somehow doubt Scorsese would make a prequel/sequel.

"They're talking to Robert De Niro and a couple of other people."

But imagine a prequel with both De Niro and Nicholson as bosses of different gangs?! Consider me sold!

Hang on, I thought The Departed was already itself a conflation of the three Infernal Affairs films. How do they propose to carry off the two other films if they've already been kind of done in the first one?

I'd like to think Scorsese wouldn't be so crassly commercial as to do either/both a prequel and/or a sequel, but then I wouldn't have expected him to make such a crassly commercial move as a fashionable foreign remake in the first place. I'm sure it's a perfectly good film (still haven't seen it), but the thinking behind it bothers me.

De Niro and Scorsese together again...

Ach, how come I didnt pick up on that one? Good one Peter! ;)

It's old age, I know it!

I really hope there will be a sequel. It sounds interesting.


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