Back in 2008, it was revealed that a sequel to the 2002 mobster film, “Road to Perdition” is in the works. The sequel will be titled, the “Road to Purgatory”. Max Allan Collins wrote the script and it was already turned in, but it seems that he is no longer attached to direct.
The story to the sequel will focus on the son of Michael Collins returning from WWII to avenge the death of his father. The first one starred: Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Paul Newman, and Daniel Craig.
The question is, would Tom Hanks return as the lead? Well, he obviously can’t because….”spoilers below”…
SPOILERS from the original “Road to Perdition”
Hanks character, Michael Sullivan Sr., was gunned down at the beach house at the end of the movie.
Maybe Tom Hanks can return but in a different form. If they can use Michael Sullivan Sr. flashbacks with Tom Hanks playing the character still, or maybe Hanks can do narrated voice overs.
I would also like to see Sam Mendes return to direct the sequel, hopefully he’ll be up for it.