For anyone who was clamoring for Wanted 2, it’s been a disappointing past four years. After listening to Mark Millar talk out of his ass about how far the sequel is coming along, Angelina Jolie dropped out, but then there was a glimmer of progress when original writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt signed on last fall. Since then, word has been quiet, but director Timur Bekmambetov provided an update on the project this past weekend at the press junket for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
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Speaking to The Playlist, Bekmambetov said that they had been stuck on how to proceed on a sequel where most of the cast had died in the first movie and the characters took their orders from a quilt. But now it looks like they’ve cracked the story:
“An unbelievable thing happened three weeks ago,” Bekmambetov said. “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.”
Bekmambetov wouldn’t go into details regarding this “great idea” that “everybody fell in love with”, but he said it would continue the story of James McAvoy‘s character, Wesley Gibson. “Other people are dead, you know, we can’t bring them back,” said Bekmambetov. “The story is the same character, same mythology, but it’s got a great twist.” I’m not sure what the twist is, but I hope it will involve the old “Explosive Rodent” gambit.