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Eastern Promises... 2? Print E-mail
Written by Ivan Radford   
Monday, 29 March 2010 10:09

Cronenberg and Mortensen - get used to saying them together, because cinema's most manly couple are set to sleep in the same bed once more. Yes, hot on the heels of the upcoming The Talking Cure (in which Viggo Mortensen plays Freud and Michael Fassbender plays Jung), David Cronenberg is heading for a sequel to 2007's Eastern Promises.

You remember Eastern Promises, right? That enigmatic thriller which saw society's violent undercurrents collide with Viggo's dodgy Russian accent and massively large penis. Well, not content with that blast of Nikolai Luzhin, producer Paul Webster has revealed that Steven Knight (who gave us the first screenplay) is scribbling away at a sequel.

Eastern Promises 2 marks the fourth team-up of Cronenberg and Mortensen, who first united on A History of Violence, an enigmatic thriller which saw society's violent undercurrents collide with Viggo's quiet family life and his massively large penis. I'm not really sure why the world needs another Eastern Promises entry (the first was decent, but hardly a franchise maker), but no doubt it'll feature another naked punch-up, which, for the ladies at least, is good news. Cronenberg clearly likes the view as well. And who can blame him? If he goes all the way as Freud, Mortensen's member will soon deserve an IMDb page of its own.