In Hollywood, everyone “loves” everything … until they decide they don’t “love” it anymore. Which can be as soon as the next day. Sometimes the next hour. So when I hear that “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov has come up with a new angle on how to approach the sequel to 2008’s surprise hit “Wanted”, and how everyone simply “loves” it, you should definitely take that with a grain of salt. Remember — everyone in Hollywood “loves” your ideas … until they don’t anymore.
So, while doing the promo rounds for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, the topic of “Wanted 2”, which has been gestating for years now, came up. According to Bekmambetov, they were stuck on how to do the sequel (after all, the film’s finale was a bloodbath, including the deaths of some major characters), but he’s since come up with a great angle:
An unbelievable thing happened three weeks ago. Because we stopped, we didn’t know what to do for three or four years. Three weeks ago I came up with a great idea and I pitched this idea and everybody fell in love with it. And now I think we’re on track. Right now the writer is working on the script, and it will be shocking.
Wow, Timur, everybody fell in love with it? That’s amazing! Heh heh.
Anyways, so what’s this brilliant idea? Well, he won’t say, but he does say that the sequel would continue the adventures of James McAvoy’s Wesley Gibson from the first movie:
It’s a continuation of the story, with Wesley Gibson. Other people are dead, you know, we can’t bring them back. The story is the same character, same mythology, but it’s got a great twist.
Well, I’m glad he said that last part. For the longest time, there were all kinds of crazy rumors that they were thinking about bringing characters back from the dead. Reading between the lines, I think Timur’s put the kibosh on that idea entirely, and is now moving on with the ones still kicking. Which makes sense, since at least one actor who “died” in the first movie has no plans to come back.
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