Suriya-starrer Tamil time-travel thriller 24, currently playing in cinemas, might have a prequel, according to its director Vikram Kumar.
"There's scope to work on a prequel. Audiences would like to know about the back-story of the twin brothers - Aathreya and Sethuraman - played by Suriya in '24'. We could establish their story in the prequel," Vikram told IANS.
Although the Yavarum Nalam director says he can't work on the prequel immediately, he might reunite with Suriya for the project next year.
"My next two projects are with actor Allu Arjun and Mahesh Babu. Only after I complete these two projects, will I be able to think of the prequel, which needs to be written first," he said.
Though he is sure about joining hands with Suriya for the prequel, rest of the cast and crew has not been finalized by the film-maker.
Interestingly, earlier it was reported that 24 might have a sequel as Athreya's demise in the movie wasn't showcased in a convincing manner and that he might be resurrected in the sequel.
But with Vikram's latest statement, it is now confirmed that 24 will have a prequel instead. Having said that, the movie also has scope for a sequel, given its open ending and the concept of time travel it houses.
So, are we going to witness 24 part 3 as well? Well, it is definitely too early to comment on that, but if 24 part 2 does exceedingly well at the box office, who knows what lies in the future?
Meanwhile, 24, despite mixed reactions, is holding its ground at the box office. In its first week in cinemas worldwide, the film reportedly grossed over 50 Crore rupees.
Also starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen, the film is produced by Suriya and has music by two time Oscar winning composer AR Rahman.