A sequel to the now cult film “Drive” (directed by Nicolas Winding Refn) starring Ryan Gosling is in the works. Producers are looking closely at Driven, the novel by James Sallis (he authored Drive from which the film was adapted), which recounts what happens seven years later.
After the huge success of the screen adaptation of his Drive, the novelist James Sallis has recounted the adventures of his driver in a new novel called Driven published last April. Seven years after the end of Drive, the hero is about to marry. “After his fiancée is killed, the violence is unleashed again,” promises Sallis. The author said in an interview with British newspaper The Independent that the producers had “loved the novel” and thought of a second film. Me-against-them violence being the main leitmotif of the Winding Refn opus (if you haven’t already, you should watch his “Pusher” trilogy on Netflix, it is riveting) you can see that this might be the start of a long partnership between him and the similarly-minded Sallis–or not?
Currently no release date has been given or casting started, although Sallis has admitted “it was hard not to think of Ryan Gosling for the lead role.” Meanwhile, Gosling and Winding Refn are on set filming “Only God Forgives.”
(photo: Gosling and Winding Refn on the set of “Drive”)