I can’t say for certain what’s the biggest gap in years between and original and a sequel, but if asked, I probably would have guessed it’s “The Hustler” (1961) and “The Color of Money” (1986). Until now.
Variety reports that Caleb Landry Jones is in talks to star in “Queen and Country,” a sequel from John Boorman to his 1987 film “Hope and Glory.” If they get it out in 2014, that would make it a 27 year gap, as opposed to the “Hustler”/”Money” desert.
“Hope and Glory” was Boorman’s semi-autobiographical story about a family living through the London Blitz in World War II. The main character was a young boy, played by Sebastian Rice-Edwards; presumably Landry Jones would play the same character in the post-war era.
Landry Jones is probably best known for his role as Banshee in “X-Men: First Class.” He’ll next be seen in the thriller “Antiviral” and Neil Jordan’s vampire story “Byzantium.”