Why Se7en never got a sequel
Held up against pretty much any metric Hollywood executives care about, Seven was a very successful film. Critics thought fondly of the David Fincher-directed serial killer thriller, and it brought in plenty of money during its run at the box office, signifying both its artistic and financial merits—two studio check marks that usually result in a sequel being greenlighted. And yet, even with its sizable profit and uncontested entertainment value, Seven never got an official follow-up. Were there plans for one? Briefly, yes, but it obviously never materialized. This begs the question: why? Every movie studio loves a franchise, and even hit movies that seem to offer little to no narrative possibility for a follow-up often end up getting a sequel. How did Seven end up being a one-and-done exception to the rule? We've done some digging into the history of what went down behind the scenes, and the answers might surprise you.