RocknRolla, you may have seen it but likely, you haven’t. It’s a Guy Ritchie film from 2008 that was a turning point for the director. Rolling out in limited release, it wasn’t seen by many but after bombs like Swept Away and Revolver, Ritchie needed a hit. Luckily, RocknRolla did fairly well with critics.
While far from his best work, it was an admirable effort and a throughly enjoyable film. Sequel talk started shortly after the film was released but nothing concrete has surfaced, until now. While doing the press rounds for Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, Ritchie spoke about a potential sequel.
“You know, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it! I’ve written a script, I think it’s a great script, and Joel [Silver] wants to pay for me to do it. But up until now we haven’t had the time to do it,” Ritchie said. “It’s sitting there and we’d all like to do it, it’s just a question of when we’re going to fit it in. So we’ll wait and see.”
It’s great to hear that there’s a script ready but I see two main issues with this. Firstly, rounding up the cast again, as there are quite a few A-list names on there who likely have very busy schedules that would be tough to co-ordinate. Secondly, Ritchie is potentially lined up to do The Man From U.N.C.L.E., plus there will likely be another Sherlock sequel that Warners is going to want to put out, and in a timely manner.
Where RocknRolla 2 will fit in is anyone’s guess but personally, I’d love to see it and some time soon.
Of course, we’ll keep you updated with any more news that surfaces. In the meantime, let us know in the comments if you’d like to see a sequel.