It’s Confirmed: Call Me By Your Name to Have a Sequel
‘Call Me By Your Name’, the acclaimed coming-of-age drama that was nominated for a total of four awards at this year’s ceremony, has been confirmed for a sequel by director Luca Guadagnino.
According to the Academy Award-nominated director, it will be adapted, or at least take inspiration from, the portion of the novel of the same name that wasn’t used in the first film, in which (spoilers alert if you haven’t read the book) Elio and Oliver meet up again in America a few years later.
“I’m already conceiving the story with [author] André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards,” Guadagnino told USA Today. “It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone.”
He shared it will be set “five or six years afterwards, so almost in the 1990s.”
“It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone,” he added. “You’re gonna see a lot of the East Coast of America… They’re gonna go around the world.”
“In my opinion, Call Me can be the first chapter of the chronicles of the life of these people that we met in this movie, and if the first one is a story of coming of age and becoming a young man, maybe the next chapter will be, what is the position of the young man in the world, what does he want-and what is left a few years later of such an emotional punch that made him who he is?” the director added.
The filmmaker also revealed he had no trouble getting lead actors Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer back for the sequel, describing the production on the first as being akin to a “huge family being together for a long holiday”.