Pierce Brosnan talks The Thomas Crown Affair sequel
Pierce Brosnan has been out promoting Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and while he was doing that he was asked about the much talked about sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair, a sequel that has never really seen much of the light of day after the stories began.
Still now he's talking about the possible film as though it's going to happen, and reveals that they are on their fourth script looking for the perfect film for him to return.
For me, The Thomas Crown Affair was a good remake, perhaps not as strong as the original, but it was certainly close, and any lack was down to missing the kind of charisma of Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. However let that not detract from what an enjoyable and well written film it was and how Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo were together.
A sequel to the film seems a logic move, especially where the characters were left off, and so the talk appeared quite early on, in fact January 2007, and continued for some time. We heard various rumours of casting, we even heard that Angelina Jolie was set to join. Things have been quiet for a long time though, and I think that round of casting has long since passed us by.
According to the man himself speaking through Coming Soon:
"We've got the fourth script in and this is the closest we've gotten in structure to making sense…It's very very hard. Now we have the character, it's not really fleshed out, so we have to work on him, Mr. Crown, and her, Miss Moore, another affair, more art, but it has to be an unexpected surprise."
It seems that Brosnan is very involved in the development of the film and wants it to be absolutely perfect for both the characters and the story before moving forward. I really like that, he's really trying to capture all the aspects of the original once again rather than just getting his character right and moving forward.
Although he is the star of the film, he's still treating it as a producer, and not one looking to turn around a fast film for a fast buck, and there's definitely no way he's capitalising on the first film after all this time.
I do hope he manages to get a sequel sorted out and that it's a strong one, after all the twists and turns of the big heist were enjoyable on screen, as was the romance. More Thomas Crown for you?