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Timur Bekmambetov Prepping Wanted 2 to Shoot This Year

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June 13, 2009
Source: Russia-IC

Timur Bekmambetov - Wanted

I guess we won't see Moby Dick anytime soon. Russian director Timur Bekmambetov spoke to the Russian outlet RIA Novosti (translated via Russia-IC) recently and told them that he's starting prep on Wanted 2 soon. "In July we will start preparation for the film. I think in the late autumn or winter shooting will be performed," he says. "The shooting will take place in America, India and Russia." We last heard about the sequel back in April when it was announced that Pooh's Heffalump Movie writer Evan Spiliotopoulos had been hired to write a script based off of a story by Wanted writer Chris Morgan.

Apparently Bekmambetov said that he will bring back Angelina Jolie, which doesn't make sense considering what happened in Wanted. He also wants to bring back the character named The Exterminator played by Russian actor Konstantin Khabenskiy (he was the guy who ran the healing room). They also report that the budget for the sequel will be $150 million, which is double the $75 million budget of the first. Even if some of this is inaccurate, I'm still interested to know what the story will be about and how they'll make it bigger. I'm not really excited right now, but I know I certainly will be by the time it's released.

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Reader Feedback - 26 Comments

1

It'll be interesting to see how they bring Jolie back. Can't see how you do it without it being stupid. I'd like to see the giant shit man from the comics. Won't hold my breath for that one!

usonnychiba1 on Jun 13, 2009

2

Oey vey. Well, let's see what they come up with.

Bry from Chi on Jun 13, 2009

3

Hopefully they have more corvettes flipping through the air and landing on buses then driving off the bus and landing into a pool of kittens.......

Dan W on Jun 13, 2009

4

In the Wanted video game, the badguys in it go to the Loom room after Wesley cleaned house and you hear them say they never found Fox's body. (Jolie) The game is canon I think to (Even if it was bad)

Ryan on Jun 13, 2009

5

agreed with number 3 lmao... well this shall be fun

zach on Jun 13, 2009

6

Bringing back Jolie kinda ruins the ending of the first one. I hope the filmmakers take a course in physics before they start production on this one.

germs on Jun 13, 2009

7

Maybe a prequel? (without james mcavoy)

Treeger on Jun 13, 2009

8

i loved that film. it wasn't the best film of last year but for me it was the most fun.

Darrin on Jun 13, 2009

9

@7 My thoughts exactly.

Comingsoon.net on Jun 13, 2009

10

I'd like to see a prequel... but I'd also like to see a good sequel... hell I'm in either way!

Alex Billington on Jun 13, 2009

11

I would love to see a good sequel too, Alex. Not sure about a prequel for this movie.

Fisherr on Jun 13, 2009

12

I don't see what the big mystery is on how Jolie's character will return. The only other character announced is guy who ran the healing room ... Hmmm, let's see....Jolie and the guy who can heal her in a story based on a comic book ... Did we see anyone check her pulse at the end of the first movie? Gee, I wonder how the movie will begin.

Brian on Jun 13, 2009

13

dude sweet loved the first one

eric on Jun 13, 2009

14

If they can curve bullets, they can bring Angelina Jolie back! Maybe with amnesia but she must be there if they want the big box office. Yeah, I want to see Wanted 2!

Fa on Jun 13, 2009

15

Yes! this is a very worthy news instead of that fat ugly moore.

Dexter on Jun 13, 2009

16

You know, it's a little known fact, but there was actually a really awesome comic book series with an incredibly unique premise that also happened to be called "Wanted". Instead of making a sequel to that PoS cliche action movie, they should find someone willing to make a movie based on that. /self-righteous rant

Pete the Geek on Jun 13, 2009

17

Kinda agree with the above, really didnt like it all and I love action movies...it was just trying TOO hard to be bad ass instead of just naturally being bad ass like say 300. The horrid CGI gore didnt help either but guessing thats the graphic novel side of it.

Cody on Jun 13, 2009

18

As a pretty huge car geek , I thought I should point out that it was a Dodge Viper flipping around with Jolie drapped over the bonnet. I haven't seen the movie in the while, so I could be wrong and there may well be flipping corvettes elsewhere in the movie.

George on Jun 13, 2009

19

18, yea I'm not sure either. I only saw it once, I know it was red though. And when I think of red cars I think corvettes for some reason. I did really enjoy the scene where he cracks his friend across the face with that keyboard. That made up for the pool full of kittens scene.

Dan W on Jun 13, 2009

20

It is true that Universal is giving them a lot of money to work with, that much i know.

Darunia on Jun 14, 2009

21

I guess nothing is what it seems in Wanted. This was one of those movies I thought would suck but was actually pretty cool. I'm in.

I have anxiety on Jun 14, 2009

22

They must refer to her in they past tense some how in the movie. Maybe her origin? Who knows?

Tim on Jun 15, 2009

23

#18 & #19: A Corvette was used to get Wesley into the air above a limo so he could dispatch a crime lord with a shot through the sun roof. Yes, Wanted was definitely the most fun film of last year. It's also an interesting take on conservatism vs. liberalism.

RandyG on Jun 15, 2009

24

the first was nothing compared to the comic... in other words it sucked and the story was ruined... must they pound it even more into the ground? when will hollywood learn...

Chris on Jun 15, 2009

25

#24: "the first was nothing compared to the comic". What a whiny bitch. Just so you know, people perpetually in a snit comparing comic books to films will be the first to be rendered into human tallow in the upcoming Apocalypse, at which point I will show you the respect you deserve by devoting my next 10,000 years to singing, "You are the grease beneath my wings".

RandyG on Jun 15, 2009

26

Didn't the guy who ran the healing room also die? Didn't Wesley kill him when they were going after Cross?

Robert on Jun 20, 2009

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