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.