The director of the Golden Globe-nominated gay romance Call Me By Your Name has said he wants to continue the character’s stories in new films.
The movie, directed by Luca Guadagnino and based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name, tells the story of 17-year-old high school student Elio who unexpectedly falls in love with 24-year-old graduate student Oliver in Italy in 1983.
The film was a big hit with critics at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it opened in select Australian cinemas on Boxing Day.
Now Guadagnino has hinted that he would be interested in directing more films following the characters after the events of Call Me By Your Name.
“These characters are so fantastic, and I want to know what happens to them,” he told The Guardian.
“The last 40 pages of the book tell you about 20 years in the life of Oliver and Elio.
“So I started to think about Michael Apted’s Up, and the cycle of films Truffaut devoted to the character of Antoine Doinel.
“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.”
Last month it was announced the film head been nominated for three gongs at the 2018 Golden Globes, including Best Film and nods for lead actors Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet.
It’s also widely tipped to also receive Academy Award nominations, potentially following in the footsteps of gay coming-of-age drama Moonlight in 2016.
Watch the trailer for Call Me By Your Name below: