I’m hoping this won’t happen. According to Screenrant, a Boston-based website got quotes from Mark Wahlberg and William Monaghan (the writer of the original) stating that they have a sequel to the academy award winning film “The Departed” in development.
Monaghan spoke about the possible story:
“I read the prequel and sequel to ‘Infernal Affairs’ for the first time a couple of weeks ago and there wasn’t anything I could use in Boston situation. When I say that I couldn’t use ‘Infernal Affairs 2 and 3′ I’m not criticizing either film, I’m saying that ‘The Departed’ now points in its own direction. I know how the picture would open. With The Departed Tango and snow falling on the Boston Commons. I know every scene in the picture.”
I don’t think this is a good idea. For one thing, most of the main characters from the original were killed off (I’m not gonna say who). There’s no reason for there to be another film, the story is solved, the characters have finished their stories. There is absolutely no reason to make this movie.