How to write a sequel for a hit film that kills off its best characters? Even though Angelina Jolie said no to bringing her character back to life, Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov has found a way for "Wanted." While on the promo circuit for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (opening Friday, which the writer discusses with toh! here), the director tells ThePlaylist that the sequel to the 2008 hit is moving forward. "Three weeks ago I came up with a great idea and I pitched this idea and everybody fell in love with it," Bekmambetov says. "And now I think we're on track. Right now the writer is working on the script, and it will be shocking."
He adds that it will be a continuation of the story with James McAvoy's Wesley Gibson character, but "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."
ThePlaylist also has more on Bekmambetov's "Moby Dick" adaptation and the stalled "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea."
Trailers for "Abraham Lincoln" and "Wanted" below: