Trivia: This Upcoming Movie Was Originally Developed As a Sequel to 'Se7en'

Fans of serial-killer cinema have clamored for a sequel to David Fincher’s Se7en for years – and now they might be getting it, albeit in a completely unofficial capacity.

Back in 2011, Moviehole reported that the Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins film Solace was at one time contorted into a sequel to the wildly popular 1995 film starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.

Originally, the movie was about a psychic/former doctor who joins the FBI to track down a killer. However, Warner Bros. saw more potential in the idea as a sequel and changed the doctor/psychic character into Freeman’s William Somerset in a new draft. They were even calling it Se7en 2 internally.

For whatever reason, the project never got off the ground in that form – and it was eventually rewritten yet again, this time turning it back into Solace – which features Hopkins as the psychic, helping an FBI agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) hunt down a serial killer played by Farrell.

Farrell himself told FEARnet that that film shares some common elements with Se7en (it’s about guys hunting a serial killer), but that it’s a stand-alone film.

“It explores a similar genre to Se7en, but it's different. I haven't seen a single frame of it yet, but I can't wait to see how the film turns out."


As of now Solace does not have a release date, but we expect to see it later this year or in early 2015.

[via Cinemablend]


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