‘Wanted 2′ Director Describes ‘Shocking’ Sequel with Surprising Twists

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After spending about three years spinning its wheels in development limbo, Wanted 2 got a push in the right direction last fall, as Universal officially tapped the writers of the first film to start work on a new draft of the script for the sequel.

Early plot details included a jump forward in time, the jettisoning of many characters and plot-points from the first film (as is necessary, given how much was resolved) – and the fortunate decision to  leave Angelina Jolie’s character, Fox, in the grave, instead of bringing her back to life – as was the plan before Jolie walked away from the film.

Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov has another big, crazy action-movie adaptation coming out this summer: the supernatural thriller/historical revisionist tale, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. While doing press for that film, Bekmambetov is naturally also fielding questions about the status of Wanted 2, and The Playlist took the opportunity to get a nice, juicy update on a lot of the points already discussed above, and then some.

According to Bekmambetov (courtesy of The Playlist):

 “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.”

“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.”

Adding to that description (which is, admittedly, still pretty vague), we have had previous word from Wanted 2 co-writer Derek Haas that the sequel would turn the mantra of the assassin’s guild known as The Fraternity (“Kill one, save a thousand”) on its head, and we could see some of the other fraternities – which appear in the source comic book by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar.

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James McAvoy as Wesley Gibson in 'Wanted'

As for what young wimp-turned-super-assassin Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) has been up to since he basically wiped out his entire chapter of The Fraternity – or how that inverted mantra “Kill a thousand, save one” will come into play – or what “shocks” and “twists” Bekmambetov is envisioning, all remain to be seen. Though, we do expect to see more information trickle out, as the press tour for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter continues.

Stay tuned for more Wanted 2 news in the near future.

Source:  The Playlist

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  1. *”kill one, save a thousand”*

    • its says inverted mantra dumbass, thats why its backwards

      • No need to be so harsh and insult the person for a small mistake.

  2. Nice to see this movie is finally getting a nice push. It’s about time.

  3. i recently read the comics and now i understand why they didnt make a straight adaptation of it :P like a friend of mine said ‘there are things the movie does well and things the comic does well, a true fan of the series will like both for their differences and not hate for the lack of similarities’.

    what i liked most though ws the theatrical version of kick ass b/c whilst it lacked the bloodiness of the comic it has a more character driven narrative – the comic sucked at pacing and the twist with red mist was horribly paced, but it was great in terms of action/violence.

    what i really look forward to most is nemesis, if what everyone is saying is true then that will be a straight adaptation..which will be very intense to watch (the whole story is pretty messed up but the ending is what really gets you with your pants down).

  4. I just watched ‘Wanted’ last night. Very entertaining movie but silly at the same time. I understand it’s based off a comic but “Bending the Bull” is pretty lame. Oh yeah, when he is chasing the guy in the limo and gets airborne . . . WAY too over the top. Would I want a sequel? Sure.

    • read the comic :P it’s way more violent and doesn’t have the stupid humour in it (the scenes of wesley being a downer are presented more maturely and he doesn’t come across as a kid).

  5. Wanted sucked. A lot. I get they couldn’t really pull off the comic in movie form, but they have nothing in common. This was like “The Running Man” in regards to following the source material.

    • What it was, was a failed attempt to adapt a graphic novel to movie.

  6. I don’t care what the comic fans/film haters say, I liked the first one for what it was (a fun movie to watch), and look forward to a sequel.

  7. On Xbox360 was a great Wanted Game,sequel i think !
    Just can recommended it to anybody who liked the Movie. Has the Orignal Voice cast as well :)

  8. Timur must think his movie is hotter than it really is. Are enough people invested enough in the original to give a damn about whether the sequel is “shocking”? I mean, what’s shocking anymore? I could understand “shocking” if you’re talking about a major franchise which millions of people love and follow, then I could understand using such words. But for a movie such as “Wanted” I don’t think it’s earned the right to claim that any change in a sequel can be called “shocking”.

  9. The original lost me with the shooting bullets in a curve. Mythbusters even took tha one for a try. I don’t mind a movie going over the top, but at least keep things plausable…..This went into something like the super human world. Only the primary character was a mere human

  10. i thought it was a great movie, i have not read the comic. watched some of the motion comic on the blu ray. one question, is the bending of the bullet a trick done by fling ing the gun in a curve or is it mental?

  11. great movie

  12. I hope they get it written and they decide to take the story somewhere outside of Chicago. I don’t care about things being over the top. Hell, let’s have Wesley battle someone… on top of an airplane. I’m tired of all of the “Hey that’s not possible so this movie sucks” kind of thing. No, you can’t curve a bullet. No, you can’t leap out a building and land on an adjacent one unharmed. No, you can’t flip a car over another one and be totally okay. But it’s a movie. Enjoy it for the story and characters, not for the probability of it happening.

    • Exactly what alex said.

    • Agree. Who watches a movie which plays out like real life? It’s a rAnce where the girl sits at home doing nothing, a horror where he wakes up in the mornIng fine and an action where the first hit he takes he bails… That’s realistic and that ain’t entertaining

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