Russian newsite RIA Novosti had a chance to talk to that country's biggest filmmaker Timur Bekmabetov recently, and he told them that he has started preparations on making the sequel to the 2008 summer hit Wanted and that they've found a way to bring Angelina Jolie's character back.
“In July we will start preparation for the film. I think in the late autumn or winter shooting will be performed” - Mr. Bekmambetov said to RIA Novosti. “The shooting will take place in America, India and Russia” - added he.
The film director and producer promised that in the sequel he would bring back to life Angelina Jolie’s character, who perished at the end of the first movie. In addition to that, new characters will be introduced in the sequel.
“As for the character The Exterminator played by Kostya Khabenskiy, we’ll think about it. We might possibly resurrect him as well” - the film director said.
The movie with the $ 150 million budget became the first Hollywood production on such a large scale made by a film director from Russia and with participation of a Russian crew (computer graphic, costumes, make-up, etc.)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Timur Bekmambetov Prepares Wanted 2, Jolie Set To Return
Count me down for some of this. I really liked Wanted and even own the Blu Ray version, which looks incredible by the way. Its going to be interesting to see how they will bring back Jolie's character, but if they can do it without it looking stupid, than I say go for it. I always did think that a sequel wouldn't really be the same without her. I'm also happy to note that creator/author Mark Millar has confirmed that the sequel will incorporate some of the ideas that were in the novel, but left out of the first film. Here's hoping they can get it ready for a 2010 release and develop a sequel that's every bit action packed, and fun as the first film.