14 August 2012 1:45 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As he makes the rounds in the States to promote his latest, the Robert Pattinson-headlined Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg is spending his time chatting with the press. And he’s just dropped a disappointing nugget about what had been reported as his next project: Focus Features has apparently decided not to press ahead with Eastern Promises 2.While there has not been an official statement to that effect (and there wouldn’t likely be anyway), Cronenberg offered up the news to the gang at The Playlist. When asked what he was getting set to make next, the director replied, bluntly, “it was supposed to be Eastern Promises 2. But that's dead."So what happened? "We were supposed to start shooting it in October," Cronenberg elaborates. “But it's done... If you don't like it, talk to James Schamus at Focus. It was his decision."Though he doesn’t explain further, it would appear »


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