HOLLYWOOD – The long awaited sequel to the cult hit about cults Martha Marcy May Marlene starring Elizabeth Olsen looks like it is finally – after two long years of waiting – about to become a reality.
Sean Durkin the film’s writer and director announced that Fox Searchlight have picked up an option, John Hawkes and Elizabeth Olsen are both eager to return and a script has already been finalized.
Durkin told French cultural magazine Chapeau:
We already had a story because basically if you watch Marth Marcy May Marlene very carefully you’ll notice that it doesn’t really end properly. Many people assumed that we were going for some sort of ambiguous ending, but the fact is we ran out of money and couldn’t shoot the final act. Now that final act has become the basis of Martha Marcy May Marlene Margaret Maureen Megan Millicent Michela Martina and Martha Again.
Elizabeth Olsen who will first be appearing in Godzilla said that she was pleased the project was going ahead. ‘I loved the original film, but the end was confusing,’ she told reporters. ‘Now I think everyone will be pleased with the resolution. The meaning of the title for instance will be much clearer.’