A Fallen sequel is in the works, despite Fallen not having been released yet.
A movie for Torment, the Fallen sequel to Lauren Kate‘s four-book series, is already in its pre-production phase, even though there hasn’t even been an official release date for the first movie. This didn’t stop producer and former MLB player Mark Ciardi from getting his new production studio Aspire Entertainment to start work on the sequel.
The story of Fallen is as follows:
[Actress Addison] Timlin portrays a quiet teen who’s sent to the Sword and Cross reform school after she’s suspected of killing a boy. The school turns out to be full of supernatural occurrences, and many of the students are fallen angels.
Addison Timlin is joined by Jeremy Irvine, Harrison Gilbertson, and Joely Richardson.
Whether the sequel, which would likely be named Torment if it follows the book titles, would actually be made is still up in the air since it usually depends on the success of the previous movie. However, if all goes well, Ciardi expects the movie to be sold to and promoted in time for Comic-Con in July 2015. Lofty goal, considering the amount of exposure an event such as the San Diego Comic-Con would give to another YA-based sci-fi/fantasy .
That doesn’t necessarily mean a big box-office draw (i.e. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), but still the idea of being able to promote Fallen to a large number of picky, snarky, cosplay-wearing nerds and geeks, is hopeful at best.
For now, for all you Fallen fans, just know that they’re working on it.
Fallen was directed by Scott Hicks.
Aspire was formed in October by Ciardi, who specialized in inspirational sports dramas such as “Million Dollar Arm” and “The Rookie” while at Mayhem Pictures with Gordon Gray. He joined Tom Duterme and venture capitalists William Chang and Ash Vasudevan to form the new production company with aim of telling aspirational stories about characters overcoming adversity.