James Sallis's DRIVE Sequel 'DRIVEN' to Arrive in April
While American crime novelist James Sallis might not quite be a household name, his 2005 book Drive found at least a few huge fans in Nicolas Refn and Hossein Amini whose film of the same name is currently revving up its engine for many year-end Top 10 finish lines.
Our friends at LitReactor have broken an interesting piece of news regarding the book's sequel, Driven. While details are still scarce, we now know the book should be available as early as April 2012. The publishers of the original novel, Poisoned Pen Press provided this teaser:
"Six years later - Phoenix. Out of nowhere someone wants Driver dead. Who? Why? Big mistake..."
Not a whole lot to go on but it isn't hard to imagine audiences clamoring over another lap with Driver, especially if Ryan Gosling and Refn are involved. With the two teaming up for Only God Forgives, the remake of Logan's Run, and at least one other reported project, we can only hope they find time to work it into their busy schedules.
Here is a rough draft of the cover art from Poisoned Pen via LitReactor.