Evan Spiliotopoulos. That’s what! According to The Hollywood Reporter Evan has been hired to write Wanted 2. His previous credit’s include Pooh’s Heffalump Movie and its DVD Halloween spinoff, however all writers have to start somewhere and I am sure he is capable of going from a chubby child friendly bear, to people shooting curved bullets through other people’s craniums.
Evan Spiliotopoulos, co-writer of “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie” and its DVD Halloween spinoff, has been hired to write Universal’s action sequel “Wanted 2,” based on a story by Chris Morgan. Like the original 2008 film, the in-development sequel is based on the comic series created by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones.
Marc E. Platt and Jim Lemley are producing with Timur Bekmambetov, who directed the first film and is attached to helm the sequel. Universal production exec Jeff Kirschenbaum will oversee the project for the studio.
Morgan co-wrote the first film with Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. “Wanted,” which starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, grossed $339 million worldwide.
The last we heard on Wanted 2 was from Chris Morgan last November who said that the sequel “is going to be opened up to be more global”. James McAvoy will be back, although there’s no word on whether Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman or Common will return.