DOWNTON Abbey is about to return for a giant display sequel after the success of the film this summer time.
The producer of the Emmy-Award profitable behemoth revealed on Monday that plans for a follow-up to the big-screen spin-off are afoot, after the box-office-topping film smashed all expectations.
In information which can little question delight followers of the Crawleys, Gareth Neame, the chief producer, instructed The Hollywood Reporter that talks are underway for a follow-up.
“We began vaguely fascinated about it [a sequel] earlier than the discharge of the film. However we had been sort of holding our breath.
“The response to the movie, the press tour within the U.S. and the buildup to launch had been so robust that we would been fascinated about it. After which it was clear from the primary weekend that this was price taking very severely,” he instructed them.
The Downton Abbey film made $31 million on its debut weekend, and has since revamped $184 million.
The success of the film, Neame says, has made him count on the celebrities of the movie to be asking for extra money.
Requested by THR whether or not wage expectations will rise, the British govt mentioned: “Properly, I do not count on them to fall.”
The best subject he says they may face in placing collectively a sequel is getting the big forged’s schedules to work collectively and for the story to be robust sufficient.
“We’re having these conversations. We’re engaged on what the story is, and after we would possibly have the ability to make it. Nevertheless it’s the identical as the primary time round: We have now to attempt to get everybody again collectively once more. And that was very difficult,” he mentioned.
He instructed them that hopefully doing a sequel to the film will probably be simpler than the primary time they took the present from the small display to the large display.
“It’s going to be smoother in a single sense,” he instructed THR. “That it is now hopefully a confirmed idea. It isn’t a kind of exhibits that got here from TV after which flopped within the cinema.
“So I believe that may give everybody consolation that, sure, we all know it really works. However the problem will probably be, is everybody obtainable on the similar time? Can we make offers with them? That would be the problem,” he continued.
Followers of the Dowager Countess is perhaps involved sequel would imply she was killed off, as was urged on the finish of the film.
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Nonetheless, Neame says that Dame Maggie Smith, who performs the Dowager, may nonetheless be a fixture in any sequel.
He defined that she was not involved by the potential for the character to be written out.
“She’s not a kind of actors who thinks it is her accountability to suggest storylines,” he mentioned.
“She clearly knew that as a result of she learn the script earlier than agreeing to do it. However all I might say is that one of many issues that is been commented on through the years about Downton is that we have had loads of medical misdiagnoses.”