Back in 2008, Timur Bekmambetov delivered his adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book Wanted, and the film made over $300 million worldwide.
There were rumblings about a sequel for a long time afterwards and while you’d be forgiven for thinking that so much time had passed that a sequel had just been forgotten about, you’d be wrong.
Coming Soon recently spoke to producer Marc Platt about Into The Woods, and he revealed that a scripting for Wanted 2 has been ongoing.
Platt said that “We have a script that’s getting pretty good. To do a sequel when it wasn’t really set up for a sequel–one of our main characters dies in it. You don’t want to just retread a similar story, but when we get the script to a certain bar, there will be a sequel. It’s taken a while because it’s challenging, as I said, because we lost a main, main character, so where that James McAvoy character goes now… we have good ideas though. It’s coming along.”
He also clarified the extent of Millar’s involvement with the movie, saying “He’s always going to be involved but he’s not going to write the screenplay which is far along, as I said, but he’s always going to be involved because the tone he puts forth is so much his tone and I think the film captured that dark humor of his really well.”
What do you think? Do you want another Wanted? The first film was an entertaining bit of high octane nonsense but a lot of that relied on its unusual energy and the cast, which included Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and, lest we forget, Chris Pratt.
While they say it still revolves around James McAvoy’s character, would he want to come back? Angelina Jolie clearly won’t. Still, them taking so much time and care over the script has to be a good sign, right?