Eastern Promises 2 scrapped by Focus Features

Eastern Promisesis no more.

While doing press for Cosmopolis, director David Cronenberg told The Playlist that Focus Features have pulled the plug on a sequel to his Oscar nominated gangster flick.

“We were supposed to start shooting ‘Eastern Promises 2’ in October…. [But] It’s done… If you don’t like it talk to James Schamus at Focus. It was his decision.”

Though the original Eastern Promises wasn’t a massive hit during its theatrical run, star Viggo Mortensen earned an Academy Award nomination for playing an undercover Russian agent with a penchant for fighting in the buff.

The Playlist note Cronenberg’s frustration while relaying the information. We’ve seen ScannersYou shouldn’t make this guy angry.

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