Timur Bekmambetov Prepping Wanted 2 to Shoot This Year
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.