Sevenlike so many classic films, isn’t exactly calling for a sequel…but that never stopped the studio from giving it a shot anyway. Few cinematic masterpieces are unfollowed, and common sense often leaves their reputations untarnished, but others aren’t so lucky. Seven A pretty unique example given that it fits in both categories. The film did not have a sequel, but a script that was being considered as a follow-up would be produced under that name many years later. comfort.
Unfortunately, comfort‘s all-star cast couldn’t save it from bad reviews and an even worse box office. Seven It’s the only thing that keeps it from disappearing into obscurity. Any overt ties between the two films had been removed by the time they were released. David Fincher Remains clear about its content and sees it with knowledge of its background changes comfort For an attractive watch.
For a short time, a sequel to ‘Seven’ felt inevitable
But first, a little backstory. Seven Marking Sophomore Directing Efforts for Next David Fincher alien 3, but importantly, it was also the first time he exercised significant creative control – a privilege he hoped to take advantage of. It was the subject of much criticism from home as well, but was an unexpected box office hit, grossing over $300 million. Its success gave Fincher the breakthrough he was hoping for and within a few years established him as one of the leading filmmakers of his generation.
also lead actor Brad Pitt When morgan freeman It also saw their careers soar to new heights, cementing a reputation that had been growing for some time. Seven It never left the minds of moviegoers, and as one century passed into the next, it began to establish itself as one of the greatest thrillers ever made.
With this in mind, it’s no surprise that New Line Cinema came up with the idea for a sequel. Andrew Kevin Walker To write a new story, the studio instead turned to an unrelated script courtesy of an up-and-coming writer. Ted Griffin When Sean Bailey called comfortGriffin and Bailey were rapidly making their way into Hollywood’s ranks after working on their next gig. Oceans 11 Each co-founded the production company LivePlanet. comfort Written in 1996, it was a pair of rookie young men who were still trying to make it big. It’s unclear if the studio decided before or after this acquisition, Seven A sequel, one thing’s for sure, it didn’t take long for these rumors to start coming closer to reality.
on paper, modified comfort that’s why Seven 2 (Also Eighta title that neither nears nor scans Se7en) didn’t feel too difficult.Griffin fully admitted it Seven Influencing his scripts and seeing them side by side makes it pretty obvious. Both follow an investigation of a lunatic serial killer as intelligent as he is lunatic, all told under a heavy palette of gothic visuals and philosophical dialogue about the nature of Man.
ever since Seven The hunt for the killer, which has come to the definitive conclusion that two of the four main characters are dead, one is incarcerated, and the other has retired, means that a direct continuation is impossible. Eight Instead, it will take the form of a standalone sequel.The suggestion was to rewrite the character of FBI agent Joe Merriweather (who played in the final film Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to allow for the return of Freeman’s detective William Somerset – virtually the only bright spot in an otherwise nihilistic world. Seven Given that it’s been able to get unanimous praise from day one and Somerset is the perfect character for future appearances, it makes sense to structure it Eight around him.
‘Solace’ and ‘Seven’ were hard to connect because of supernatural elements
However, there is one major obstacle that allows connectivity. comfort To Seven Difficult – its supernatural element. Solace’s The main character is a psychiatrist, and his ability to see snapshots of the future has proven invaluable in tracking down murderers, especially if he too turns out to have similar powers. It’s not a light sci-fi splurge you can easily dust off if you want, but it’s a key piece of the story that needs a major rewrite to erase. This juxtaposition between reality and fantasy comfort The atmosphere of one of the more low-key episodes X-file Where paranormal dashes were used to enhance the narrative of an otherwise mundane police procedure. comfort As an independent film, but retroactively to existing properties (especially Seven), which causes a lot of problems.
Seven A stylized world that seems to exist outside of any particular place or time is far from the most realistic film ever made, but it makes its oppressive content all the more frightening. The Supernatural, by contrast, exists on the utter opposite side of credibility, irrevocably undermining the trust between film and audience. It’s hard to see how this franchise could introduce such an outrageous concept. internal rule set.Thankfully, Griffin has denied long-standing rumors that Somerset was supposed to develop psychic abilities Eight (even before you leave the start gate), it’s like fixing a leak in an already sunken ship.
This didn’t matter, as it was immediately apparent. Eight It was a fateful project. Freeman made it clear he wasn’t interested and was reportedly ruled out of a potential meeting with New Line by David Fincher, the film’s most passionate critic.[e] than related to the sequel).given that Eight Having failed to gain the endorsement of its intended stars and predecessor directors, it was difficult to see how it could proceed. It appears to have been canceled shortly thereafter (assuming it was officially operational). In the years that followed, occasional reports surfaced. comfort (going back using the original script and name) was still in development, even after famous names such as Paul Verhoeven When Bruce Willis Once attached, the finished film does not appear.
‘Comfort’ premiered without its ‘7’ hookup
it would have been easy to write off comfort As another unproduced script destined for the annual blacklist before disappearing forever, but to everyone’s surprise, it was eventually produced.A very long pregnant movie almost always warrants seeing (just for curiosity’s sake), but the fact that it hit theaters on the same day rogue one When la la land Suffice it to say, it was widely released.what not to do comfort Awful or particularly bad – whatever you allow Anthony Hopkins Ham it up as the smartest guy in the room while playing against comical over-the-top Colin Farrell It’s definitely a movie that elicits some fun, but it’s a movie that wears its influences so proudly that I’m wondering why you wouldn’t watch them instead. It didn’t help that I spent years on Zodiacthe writer of James Vanderbilt contributing such discredited material to the script, Solace’s A problem that feels like an imitation of other (better) movies. For fans of the genre, he’ll finish in two hours, but other than that, I can’t recommend it highly enough.
But how could it have been different. We’ve never seen how Detective Somerset reacted to another serial killer, but we think their violent crusade is actually for the betterment of society. comfortIt certainly would have been a frowned upon addition that people would talk about (especially if they went all the way final destination Protagonist), but would have done so much damage to both itself and its predecessor to boost the box office value of an otherwise unremarkable film. Eight We collectively recognized it before things went too far. If only other studios could take the same lesson.