'Call Me By Your Name' director Luca Guadagnino wants Timothée Chalamet's Elio to return to the screen.
In an interview with IndieWire, the Italian director talked about a sequel to the 2017 Oscar-winning film, but not in those terms.
"A sequel is an American concept," the filmmaker said at the Telluride Film Festival. "It's more like the chronicles of Elio, the chronicles of this young boy becoming a man. It is something I want to do."
The director-actor duo are teaming up again for Guadagnino's 'Bones and All' which stars Chalamet as a nomadic cannibal living on the outskirts of society in 80's America. Starring alongside him are Taylor Russell and Mark Rylance.
"It’s not as if I left Timothée at the height of his booming success, and then I found him four years later," Guadagnino said. "We kept close. I knew that there was not much time to wait until we worked together, but only for the right project."
Speaking of Chalamet's success after the breakout coming-of-age romance, the filmmaker said, "to see the humbleness and rigor with which he made his first steps toward stardom — this bright, feverish young man became this planetary star — made me so proud. There is a very beautiful bond between me."
While there is plenty of blood and gore in the upcoming film - I mean, it is about cannibals - Guadagnino hinted that it's a little more tasteful then what it could have been.
"We had way more [footage]," he said. "I shot so much more, but in the editing process, my editor and I were always clear that we should never be selfish about our capacity to portray horror. There was a lot of pain that was happening to the characters, a kind of sacred reverence. It was quite beautiful, humbling, reverential."
'Bones and All' arrives in cinemas in November.