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?

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