If you can’t get enough of the romance between Elio and Oliver in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, then there’s some good news: The director is already thinking about follow-ups to the Oscar contender.
The book that the movie was based on follows the next two decades in the characters’ lives, but the director decided to leave that part of the story out of his film adaptation. But after the critical success of Call Me By Your Name, Guadagnino may want to explore things further.
“These characters are so fantastic, and I want to know what happens to them,” Guadagnino said in an interview with The Guardian. “The last 40 pages of the book tell you about 20 years in the life of Oliver and Elio.”
The filmmaker is not only interested in a potential sequel, however, but in possibly expanding the story into its own series of movies.
“I started to think about Michael Apted’s Up, and the cycle of films Truffaut devoted to the character of Antoine Doinel,” he said. “And I thought, maybe it’s not a question of sequel, it’s a question of chronicling everyone in this film. I think seeing these characters growing in the bodies of these actors will be quite fantastic.”
Before that, though, Call Me By Your Name has to make its rounds through awards season, and it’s already off to a great start.
Although Oscar nominations have not yet been announced, the film recently landed three nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes, including Best Film and acting nods for Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.