Money, money, money. That seems to be the best explanation for why Universal might still proceed with Wanted 2, the sequel to the graphic novel by Mark Millar that turned into a smash hit at the box office, Wanted, despite earlier reports that Angelina Jolie had dropped out and Universal might bury the movie. Fans of the film (the graphic novel was only loosely adapted) will know that Jolie played the smoking-hot Fox, and that she had a significant role. Today, STV released an interview with Millar, and he suggests that money will be too much of an influence for Universal not to proceed with the sequel, though they will have to rewrite portions of the script, obviously.
For how much Wanted actually made, more details on the film, and the entire video interview, hit the jump.
According to Millar, the film was planned to be a one-hit wonder, with no intentions of a sequel, and what a hit it was. Costing a mere $75 million, Wanted went on to gross over $341 million in worldwide box office alone. Of course, the fact that it was absolutely wicked fun helped rocket the film to more than quadruple its production budget. Naturally, a sequel was immediately talked about, and everything seemed to hinge around bringing Jolie back.
Now, with Jolie out of film, things seem to be a bit hazy. Millar admits that the film is still on, “as far as I know,” though he ends the interview by saying “it changes everyday.” Millar has not created a sequel graphic novel, and the film seems to largely be out of his hands. He notes that the film is in a better position, storywise, but he also mentions quite a few spoilers, so watch out if you haven’t seen the excellent film. If you haven’t, go watch it now if you are a fan of…well…awesome.
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