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