The director made some major hints that more of the story might come to the big screen
The critically acclaimed Call Me By Your Name may be turned into a movie series.
Talking about the movie’s climax, director Luca Guadagnino said to The Guardian that he was curious about knowing what happened to the characters: “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.”
“I thought, maybe it’s not a question of a 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,” he added.
This isn’t the first time that Guadagnino has hinted at a sequel to the movie. Last year, Guadagnino talked about the possibility of a sequel around 2020. At the BFI London Film Festival talking to Screen Daily, he said: “I want to do a sequel because Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel – they are all gems. The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up.”
He didn’t, however, say that the story would follow the canonical storyline–in the book where Elio and Oliver reunite after 15 years, and the latter is married with a wife and family while Elio is still single.
“I don’t think Elio is necessarily going to become a gay man. He hasn’t found his place yet. I can tell you that I believe that he would start an intense relationship with Marzia [Esther Garrel’s character] again,” he added.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, we’re keeping our fingers crossed!