I would actually love a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In fact I am writing one.— André Aciman (@aaciman) December 4, 2018
I'm not really surprised that James Ivory wasn't being quite factual when he dragged Andre Aciman into his feud with Luca Guadagnino last week, implying that he and Andre had a good laugh at Luca's expense about the idea of a CMBYN sequel. I wasn't surprised since I've read approximately ten thousand interviews with Andre, and seen him speak several times in person, and every single time he expressed some cautious but nonetheless delighted delight at the thought of diving back into Elio's story again. He was clearly smitten with Luca's film, and the whole experience (no doubt his boo sales had something to do with that) and I figured what he tweeted last night was the truth of the matter when I ever so gently tore into Ivory yesterday over his disdainful quotes. Anyway hooray, confirmation that Andre is working on the sequel! An excellent sign.