Based mostly on James Ellroy’s novel, Curtis Hanson’s neo-noir thriller L.A. Confidential blended corruption and Hollywood within the Nineteen Fifties as three LAPD officers investigated a collection of murders. The movie was a significant success and was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, together with Finest Image and Finest Director. It additionally helped to launch the careers of Russell Crowe and Man Pearce, who had been comparatively unknown on the time. Lately, there have been rumours of a potential L.A. Confidential sequel, however the challenge clearly didn’t transfer ahead.
Whereas talking with Games Radar, Man Pearce spoke in regards to the L.A. Confidential sequel, which was rumoured to reunite the actor with Russell Crowe and in addition characteristic Chadwick Boseman.
We began having discussions with [L.A. Confidential director and co-writer] Curtis Hanson and with James Ellroy some years in the past now about whether or not we may do some kind of follow-up. Within the trilogy of books, that story is adopted up. There was speak about whether or not we’d create one thing new, principally ten years on. 1963. It by no means went wherever. It was simply proving to be too costly or too tough.
Man Pearce continued, “I’m unsure what the Chadwick Boseman connection was. His title was by no means introduced as much as me on the time. However there have been some rumblings within the camp which went away. It’s unlucky. I used to be excited on the prospect that we may revisit these characters in the future.” As each Curtis Hanson and Chadwick Boseman are now not with us, that’s one more reason why the L.A. Confidential sequel was in the end scrapped. Along with tossing the large display screen sequel within the bin, there was additionally an L.A. Confidential TV series that was scrapped. The collection would have starred Walton Goggins, Shea Whigham, Sarah Jones, Brian J. Smith, and Mark Weber, however CBS later determined to not transfer ahead with the pilot.