27/01/2018 10:37 GMT

'Call Me By Your Name' Director Suggests Sequel Would Tackle AIDS Crisis

Sounds like a follow-up is a definite possibility

‘Call Me By Your Name’ director Luca Guadagnino has revealed his intention for a sequel to his Oscar-nominated film, which would address the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

Based on the novel of the same name, the film version of ‘Call Me By Your Name’ takes place several years earlier than the story in the book.

However, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Luca has said he hopes to move Elio and Oliver’s stories along in a second film, which would pick up several years later, with HIV and AIDS said to be a “very relevant” part of his proposed story.

Timothée Chalamet as Elio
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Luca Guadagnino with 'Call Me By Your Name' stars Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer

It was announced earlier this week that ‘Call Me By Your Name’ was up for four awards at this year’s Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for newcomer Timothée Chalamet.

This year’s most nominated film was ‘The Shape Of Water’ with a whopping 13 nods, followed by Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ on eight.