'Wanted 2' is in Pre-production!

by Joey Paur

Venkman here with some interesting news. I knew when Universal and the production team made 'Wanted' they always intended to do a sequel, but now that its actually happening... wow. I loved the movie 'Wanted'! The film was as amazing, kick ass, and adrenalin fueled as a movie can get. the story was even good! I just was not sure how they are going to make a decent sequel. All the main characters were killed off at the end except the hero! But it is happening and here are a few of the details. Marc Platt is producing, Michael Brandt and Derek Hass are writing and Timur Bekmambetov will direct. So we got the whole team back together again for the sequel which is great! Here is what Variety reports:
Proceeding at quicker pace is "Wanted 2," though Platt acknowledged that the creative team is still working on the challenge of continuing the story after most of the principal characters -- including Angelina Jolie -- ended the original in no position for an encore. But the film was designed as a potential franchise, Langley said, and it is still performing strongly after grossing $192.6 million worldwide. The intention is to get James McAvoy back into gun slinging mode.

"The writers are at work already, and those creative discussions are taking place," said Platt, who is producing once again with Jim Lemley.

So the production is in motion, and they want to bring the whole cast back which is going to be really hard since they are all dead. So what could the possibly do for a sequel? Well here is a little rumor info I found over at CHUD that sounds promising:
One idea that has been floating around behind the scenes is making Wanted 2 essentially The Godfather Part II - no, not a movie almost as great as The Dark Knight, but rather a film that juxtaposes the continuing adventures of Wesley with the story of his father. That would allow Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie to come back for round two, despite both taking bullets to the dome.

I like that idea! It is a great way they could continue the story and still have everyone that died in the first one in the sequel! If they don't roll with that, the other alternative would be to bring them all back from the dead either resurrected perfect beings or zombies. Whatever works. I like the Godfather 2 route though. Anyone else got any good ideas to move the story forward?


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