"Across the Universe 2"? - Director Julie Taymor hopes to make sequel to Beatles-inspired film

News via the Real Blend Podcast, which spoke to Taymor about her hoped for follow-up:

I’m trying to convince people to make –I don’t want to call it "Across The Universe 2" – but the next one. I just got off the phone about that actually. My God, there were 200 Beatles songs. So I only used 33. Plus I’d love to take, Jim Sturgess called me up and he wants to do it and Evan [Rachel Wood]’s game. I’m sure I can get the other people...I’d like to push it into the ‘70s. Really edgy, weird times in the ‘70s that are going to be very similar to what’s going to be happening in our country now, right? I dunno, you gotta find me some very daring people that are ready to do a new musical. That are very, you know, next generation… Everyone I talk to loves Across the Universe. We gotta do the next one."