There are two things you might not know. Nicolas Winding Refn‘s brilliant art-house action film Drive was actually based on a book of the same name and that the author, James Sallis, has actually since released a sequel, Driven. With all the acclaim bestowed upon Drive it would only be logical to at least ask Refn about the possibility of an adaptation of the sequel. Which is exactly what The Evening Standard did. This is what Refn had to say:
“That is never going to happen. But the character of The Driver might return in another film. We’re playing with that idea. We’ll see what happens.”
So that’s a no but still keeps the door open for some sort of spin-off featuring Ryan Gosling mysterious Driver, which is all sort of intriguing.
One has to wonder why he’s so bluntly against adapting Driven, maybe he didn’t like the book or maybe he didn’t want to make a film synonymous with the 2001 Sylvester Stallone Indy Car drama. Both are understandable positions.