A follow-up to an ultraviolent comic book movie being written by a former Winnie the Pooh writer from an idea by the creator of Fast and Furious? Wanted 2 sounds like must-see car-crash cinemagoing.
Don't get me wrong; I don't doubt that Furious scriptwriter Chris Morgan (also one of the writers of the original Wanted movie) can come up with a theater-filling idea, and I also wouldn't be surprised to see Evan Spiliotopoulos (former Disney scriptwriter of such movies as The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning and Pooh's Heffalump Movie) turn that idea into something that won't stick in the brain too much. No, what I'm unconvinced about is how well either writer will come up with something in line with the original Mark Millar and JG Jones comic that this sequel is apparently still based on, despite the original movie pretty much throwing away most of it with glee.
Of course, with original director Timur Bekmambetov apparently on board to helm this sequel, the writing may be the last thing on anyone's minds.
'Pooh' writer tapped for 'Wanted' sequel [Hollywood Reporter]