Universal Hires Original Writers to Move Forward on 'Wanted' Sequel

September 27, 2011
Source: The Wrap


Back in 2009 there were plenty of rumblings that a sequel to the 2008 comic book adaptation Wanted was finally coming together. Chris Morgan was previously said to be working with Michael Brandt and Derek Haas again for the sequel, and even though Timur Bekmambetov was looking to shoot the film imminently, it just never came together. Well, now The Wrap reports Universal has brought in Brandt and Haas again to script the sequel in what I would assume to be a fresh start for the script. However, as of now, it's not clear who will end up directing the film as Haas says Bekmambetov is "a busy guy." Read on!

There have been rumors of Angelina Jolie's return to the franchise for some time (though it doesn't really make sense after the events of the first film), but it's not clear if she'll be involved. Likely James McAvoy will reprise his role as an office worker named Wesley who found out that his father is an assassin and discovers that he himself has a special knack for killing. Haas says the sequel will, "take off after the events of what just happened" and "pick up Wesley a few years later and go back in for another round." Not much information for the story, but if Universal is moving quickly, then we might hear more soon.

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  • Byron
    the first movie was crap; they shouldn't both with a sequel.  Make a sequel to Anchorman already!
    • Completely agree with this comment. (Except I think he meant to write they shouldn't "bother")
  • Xerxexx
    I could go for another round.
    • ur_babys_daddy
      Only because McAvoy is my boy. The movie had its moments but would like to see more of the comic element this round.
      • Xerxexx
        Definitely agree.
  • ek
    enjoyed the first but would hope they incorporate more from the source material.. super villians running things and all.. just finished reading it and thought that not much related to the movie at all.. but if a sequels written closer to source it would be pretty interesting
  • I wasn't crazy about the first one to begin with. I like most of the actors but I found both the plot and writing crap.
  • Anonymous
    Why? The first one was garbage.




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