Like all people – well, all smart people – we loved Drive. Loved, loved, loved it. Nicolas Winding Refn's film, a modern noir take on the western classic Shane, is racking up awards nominations – particularly for supporting actor Albert Brooks – and despite not making a huge splash at the box office is considered for all intents and purposes a success for everyone involved. Certainly Drive star Ryan Gosling is fond of the film, since he's reteaming with Refn for not one but two other projects, namely Only God Forgives and the remake of Logan's Run. But could a sequel to Drive be in the works?
Well, not necessarily. But now they definitely have a story if they want to get back in the driver's seat. LitReactor (via Twitch) has announced that James Sallis, who wrote the novel on which Drive was based, is releasing a sequel in April of next year. Not much is known about the plotline, except a brief, dramatically vague teaser that reads as follows: "Six years later – Phoenix. Out of nowhere someone wants Driver dead. Big mistake…"
Not much to go on, but it sounds like it's along similar lines to the original novel/film. It's not being turned into a feature film – yet – but now at least we know that it's a real possibility, unless Refn has a very different interpretation about the story's ending than Sallis did.
CraveOnline will be back with more Drive news if we ever undirty these hands…