RocknRolla a trilogy?
Thandie Newton has been talking about Guy Ritchie's upcoming crime film RocknRolla, and she's revealed that it's set to be a trilogy, and a trilogy that's not going to take years to come out.
I would assume the trilogy will only happen if the first one is successful, or maybe that's why the turnaround times being talked about are so fast.
Thandie Newton has been talking about the film and reveals the trilogy:
"RocknRolla is one of three films and Guy's keen to get going on that straight away…[The second and third films in the series] are going to be excellent. I can't wait."
Oh, they are going to be excellent? Well let's wait and see what happens with the first shall we? If that performs well then I can see the others being made, and there's the bit about if it'll be any good too.
She also revealed that they filmed RocknRolla incredibly quickly.
"We shot incredibly quickly [on the first]. There were three weeks pre-production…He just gets on with it. He absolutely does not see challenges as intimidating."
Over at MTV Movies Blog through First Showing, where she talks about the film, she reveals a little about who manages to survive the end of the film and who will be going onto the next in the series…it also explains a little of why she's so positive about the other three films.
She does give an interesting comment about the way Guy Ritchie works, and it means that she's not entirely sure if she'll be coming back for the next instalment.
"Actually, I didn't get a whole lot of feedback because Guy hires you and you get on with it…"
I'm surprised that none of the other big stars in the film are hyping it up as much, names such as Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Jeremy Piven, and so on. If there were such a chance at a trilogy you'd think they'd also be paying the film a lot of lip service.
I'm just not so sure that the trilogy will go ahead unless RocknRolla works out, and I don't know if the desire for the Ritchie London gangster film is as strong as it once was.
A trilogy though? Is that a step too far for another two films in the same genre for Ritchie? Perhaps Gamekeeper will appear in the middle of their releases and break the genre lockout for him. Yet the question will remain, has the audience lost interest in the Ritchie gangster film?