Sony Pushing Ahead on Hancock 2, Hires Two Writers
by Alex Billington
August 24, 2009
Sony has hired "The Shield" writers Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to write Hancock 2 for the studio. The original producing team is expected to return, although it hasn't been confirmed whether director Peter Berg will be back to helm this one. We are sure, though, that they wouldn't be moving forward if they weren't able to get Will Smith back as Hancock, so he's probably back. Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the writers will work with Smith and director Peter Berg to build on the world hinted at in the first movie, which involved a line of "immortal beings" who have been around for more than 3000 years.
Hancock was made for $150 million and ended up earning $228 million at the box office last summer. Peter Berg spoke to SciFi Wire recently about where the story in the sequel might be headed. "There might be another god out there," he revealed. "Might be another one." He also confirmed that the subplot involving Jason Bateman's character would pick up where it left off. "We're excited to do one, but we want the script to be right and the movie to be right. We don't feel a burning imperative to go right back into it," Berg said. Apparently Sony did feeling that burning desire, as they've made the first big step in hiring these writers.