Lost: The Movie? No chance
Well that's the official word according to the the brains behind Lost J.J. Abrams and, more importantly, Damon Lindelof.
They both give a firm statement that the end of the series is the end of the story, as far as we are concerned anyway, but there's a remote chance that something could happen, but not as an ending to the series.
I find this really comforting, and it's another big sign that television is really eating away at the heels of the cinema in terms of storytelling.
According to Damon Lindelof they are going to remain wholly loyal to the fans of the television series and that means providing all the answers and completing the show on the television rather than leaving something unsaid and forcing the audience to pay to see the real conclusion in the cinema.
"People have been so patient with the show and to basically say that we're going to end the TV show but we're going to leave some questions unanswered so that you can pay $14 and go see it in the theater?..."
Yet he has to be realistic:
"You never say never but what we are saying is that when the final episode of 'Lost' airs, that will be very conclusive. There will not be a question mark of the end of the words 'THE END.'"
J.J. Abrams is pretty much on the same track:
"So there's a chance, but my gut is [a 'Lost' movie] would never happen"
That chance he's talking about is simply the fact that they're ending on series six and that feels right, any more series and it would have started to fade out, so it'll be ending on a high and there might be a buzz for it. That to me says no.
That's great news for fans of the Lost series, but there's a slim chance that something could happen on the big screen given the right amount of money and creative allowances.
That said, I don't see it. They've talked about this idea in the past and the cast have proven far too expensive to pull together for a film, then there's the question of what it would be about.
I mean by the end of the series if they are to answer absolutely everything then they won't be lost, and they'll be no mystery, hence, no story.
Once the television series of Lost is over that's it. I can't see it making it to the big screen, and would you really want it to?