RocknRolla. You may have seen it, but most 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 and audiences alike.
While far from his best work, it was an admirable effort and a throughly enjoyable film (check out the trailer above for a taste of what we’re talking about). Sequel talk started shortly after RocknRolla was released, but unfortunately, nothing concrete has surfaced. Until now, that is.
While doing the press rounds for Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows, Ritchie spoke about a potential sequel and said the following:
“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 as of now, I see two main issues with this. Firstly, it’s going to be mighty hard to round up the same 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 probably be another Sherlock sequel that Warner Bros. is going to want to put out, and in a timely manner.
Where RocknRolla 2 will fit in is anyone’s guess, but if it ever does happen, you can bet that we’d be lining up for it.
Tell us, do you want to see a sequel to Ritchie’s cult classic? If so, what ideas do you have for where it could possibly go with the story? Sound off below!