Back in 2008, Kazakhstan-born director Timur Bekmambetov released "Wanted", a Mark Millar comic-book adaptation about a young disillusioned corporate drone, played by James McAvoy, who finds himself recruited by Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman into their mysterious cabal of world-class assassins who receive their orders from looms in a textile mill. Also, he learns that bullets do not fly straight and that train-surfing is a great workout. Do you remember it? Well Universal Pictures show hope you do as after four years of false starts and head-scratching meetings over how to bring back Angelina Jolie from the dead (in 2010 they actually discussed Kristen Stewart as the new figurehead but that plan died), they are still beating the drum to try and get a follow-up made. Recently, in an interview with The Playlist, Bekmambetov revealed that Universal have suddenly got excited again about the universe;
"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."Shocking? As for doing the movie without Jolie, Bekmambetov had this to say.
"It's a continuation of the story, with Wesley Gibson (McAvorys character). 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.What say you? Thirsty for more bullet-curving action? Could another rule of physics be crushed this time around? Comment below.