Paul Newman in Road to Perdition

The 2002 film starring Tom Hanks won an Oscar for Best Cinematography, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Paul Newman). Not many people seem to remember that Road to Perdition was based off the graphic novel by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner. Now a pair of sequels are in the works entitled Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. From the press release, Collins said:

Road to Purgatory will follow the character of Michael Sullivan, Jr., the son of Tom Hanks’ character in the original film, who returns from World War II with a new determination to avenge his murdered father. His quest ultimately leads him to Frank Nitti, whom he is urged to kill on the orders of Al Capone. The second sequel will follow Sullivan’s continued plight.”

Now that the original co-creator is on board to pen the screenplays, fans will be assured that the sequels are in good hands. Road to Perdition was a powerful drama with commanding performances by Tom Hanks, Jude Law, and Paul Newman amongst others. I expect no less for these new sequels. I hope they film it in Homer Township again. Represent small town, Illinois. No one else? Okay.

What do you think about two sequels to Road to Perdition? Good idea?


ARTICLE TAGS
Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
  %
%  
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Twitter button
Facebook button
Google+ button
RSS feed



Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
editors@filmschoolrejects.com
Publisher:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3