The comic-based Keanu Reeves starring vehicle Constantine wasn’t a big hit at the box office, and didn’t really have that big of a loyal following, yet a sequel for the hellish thriller has been discussed ever since the movie came out. Talks about it goes forth and back, with some people claiming the project has died and others that it is alive and well, and will probably start shooting soon-ish. It’s been about 5 years since the movie came out now, so a sequel was starting to seem less likely, especially seeing as it has now been quiet on the rumor front for quite some time. Well, until now, that is.
Super producer Lauren Shuler Donner has been talking (albeit very briefly) with the good folks over at Bloody Disgusting, and has confirmed that the project is not yet dead, and indirectly confirmed that there still is no chosen script, but that both the studio and Reeves are still interested in doing the sequel.
I hope [it happens]. I want to. We tried it, we always got there, and then we had a few bumps in the road. Keanu was involved with us, everybody was. We just had a few bumps in the road. We’re gonna try again…we heard a good take.
Personally I have yet to see Constantine, but I haven’t heard anything all that good about it, at best the word of mouth has been that it’s a mediocre and more or less forgettable adaption of the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer. However I do love me some Reeves, and have usually liked most of his critic-panned flicks that I’ve seen, so I suppose I should check it out sometime. What say you, is it worth a watch? Are you game for a sequel?