Screenwriter Brian Helgeland recently revealed that a sequel of ‘L.A. Confidential was in talks with the possible reconciliation of Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce. The plot of the movies was supposed to be based in the mid-’70s and Chadwick Boseman would star in the movies as a police officer.
The screenwriter along with novelist James Ellroy pitched the concepts and proposal of a sequel to Warner Bros., however, the company completely discarded the idea.
Helgeland told The Ringer, “We worked the whole thing out, it was great and Warners passed.” The original 1997 film was directed by Curtis Hanson and co-wrote by Brian Helgeland himself. The initial film’s plot narrated a story of three detectives with completely different work styles trying to uncork a murder mystery.
The rejection came as a shocker according to The Ringer, “the rejection is especially surprising when you consider that, 24 years ago, ‘L.A. Confidential’ was one of the most beloved entries in a genre beloved by executives and audiences alike: the neo-noir.”
However, sadly now the dream of seeing Chadwick Boseman in ‘L.A. Confidential will never come true, as the actor passed on Aug 28, 2020, at 43, after a 4 year-long battle with colon cancer. The actor choose to keep his diagnosis private and even worked on Marvel’s ‘Black Panter’ while undergoing medication.