Rumor: Could There Be a Mr. Brooks Sequel?!
I will admit that Mr. Brooks is certainly a guilty pleasure of mine from this summer. Not too many people liked it but I absolutely loved it. It was dark, sinister, brutal, and intense; I think I grinned the entire way through. It currently has a 55% on Rotten Tomatoes and domestic box office revenue of $28.5 million. It's not doing too well, but an interview over at MovieWeb with the film's writer/director reveals that a sequel could eventually be made.
If you've seen the film, then you know the rather shocking ending. And the best part is that it is certainly open ended. I'd love to see more Mr. Brooks sequels and they can only get better. Unfortunately what writer/director Bruce A. Evans says is not too promising, but at least he'd be willing to do it.
I remember reading about Kevin Costner saying that the initial script was put together with an idea that it could be sequelized. Are there any plans for Mr. Brooks 2?
Bruce Evans: If it's box office and DVD justifies it, yes. When we wrote it obviously the ending is open ended and Earl is in great pain because of his daughter. There is an open-ended… neither Earl, the daughter or Atwood has come to a conclusion.
I'm not sure how many other people out there caught Mr. Brooks, but I really wish there was more interest. It was such a fantastic movie yet so dark and sinister. I was thrown off when I saw it - not only did I think it was PG-13 (and it is most definitely R), but I didn't realize how intense it would be. This is another sad case like Shoot 'Em Up where a great movie (that could have sequels) didn't do well in the theaters when it should have.