Road to Perdition Sequel in the Works
08.06.10 by Ryan
A Road to Perdition sequel may seem an unusual decision if you saw the 2002 movie, which followed a mobster (Tom Hanks) who brings his son along on his quest for revenge when his wife and other son are murdered. However, Road to Perdition was based on author Max Alan Collins' graphic novel, which has received two sequels in novel form: Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. Rumors that Collins had adapted Purgatory into a screenplay that he wanted to direct surfaced in 2008, and Collins recently updated the progress on a sequel to Movieweb.
We seem to be right on the brink, or maybe it's the precipice, I don't know (Laughs), of a deal being signed. We've been approached and the offer seems to be very, very serious. We have signed a round of paper but it is not nailed down yet and it looks to be pretty interesting.
Collins admitted that it doesn't appear that he will direct the movie, but his script will be used for the sequel.
Things have gotten very, very serious and I have, for years, held onto it as a project I would direct, because I have directed five independent films. It does look like, now, that I won't be directing, but it is my script. That's the most important thing to me, that the material be faithfully rendered. That isn't to say that you have to do it absolutely faithfully. There certainly are differences between my graphic novel and Road to Perdition, but the spirit of the story is there. [Director [Sam] Mendes really got it and understood it and, I think that, in some ways, enhanced it.
Collins said he wasn't sure who would direct the sequel, which will follow the events of the book, taking place 10 years after the first movie and seeing the son of Tom Hanks' character return home from World War II intent on avenging his father's death.