Magazine article Screen International

Last Days Team Open to Sequel

Magazine article Screen International

Last Days Team Open to Sequel

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EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Cornwell, one of the producers of Directors' Fortnight title The Last Days on Mars, says that a sequel could be on the cards.

"The ending is deliberately quite ambiguous," Cornwell said. "It's certainly something the team had conversations about, but we won't do anything until we see the reaction to this film. It people were up for it, we could absolutely explore it."

Mars' backers include the BFI Film Fund, Prescience Film Fund, the Irish Film Board. Focus Features handles international sales and Universal came on board early for the UK, Australia and Russia. The film will see its theatrical launch in the fourth quarter of the year.

A sci-fi film might be a surprise inclusion in Directors' Fortnight, but Cornwall said: "It's got a real character and personality to it, and the sense of a voice."

Cornwell is again working with QWERTY's Michael Kuhn to produce Saul Dibb's adaptation of Suite Francaise, which counts partners including eOne, TF1, BBC Films and now The Weinstein Company. …

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