Rounders Movie Sequel Rumours CirculateJuly 28, 2009 9:52 am
Rounders is widely considered the most influential poker film made and if rumours are to be believed, the possibility of a Rounders sequel being produced is not that far fetched.
David Levien and Brian Koppleman were the writing team for the first movie and Levien said recently: “We’ve been concentrating on Rounders 2 lately; Ideas are percolating. It’s great to know that all of the original players want to come back and do another one.”
There was talk recently of a Rounders 2 movie being made with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role but Levien said that the two projects are unrelated. He said: “We did just set up a project centering on the world of offshore online casinos with Leonardo attached.Some of the countries where online casinos are based are like the new version of the Wild West, and with so much money on the line there is lots of drama attached.”
David Levien and Brian Koppleman admit they both have a fascination with the world of poker and gambling.”We’ve always been interested in poker players who develop these skills and literally live by them; putting their money on the table and living or dying by how good they are.”
Rounders is probably the best regarded poker movie made and is constantly quoted, and a source of discussion at online forums and poker tables. One of the biggest debates revolves around who the characters in the movie were based upon. Levien did concede that “Teddy KGB” was based on a character named “Eddie KGB,” and that “Joey Knish” was a rounder called “Joel Bagels.” Matt Damon’s character, however, remains a mystery to this day.
Regarding the story itself Levien said of his co writer Brian Koppleman: “Brian had just gone to law school at night, but didn’t want to practice law, so we got the idea: What if something that seemed conventionally wrong, like poker playing, was really the main character’s destiny, and something usually considered proper, like being a lawyer, wasn’t the right choice.”
Fans of poker and the original 1998 movie will be waiting in anticipation for any news regarding the next installment of this poker classicwhich we will endeavour to bring you as we receive it.