Millar – ‘Wanted’ Sequel Takes Little From Comic Book.
Mark Millar has spoken about the slated 2010 sequel to summer blockbuster ‘Wanted’ and, according to him, it will make use of very little of the comic book.
In a recent interview, Millar spoke about his involvement on developing the material; “What I will be doing is providing them with a very small amount of stuff for a story, and that will be used as a basic story that they can build from.” He then added, “It will be a small outline that can possibly be picked apart and not used – but it will be something exclusively for the second film, and no one will ever really see it.”
Further on the possible plotline Millar revealed that he will take little from the comic book that haven’t been exposed in the first movie. “It will be some of the stuff that we didn’t utilize from the first book for the movie – like chapters three and four – there will be some stuff from that, so in the loosest sense it will be based on the book, but only very little,” so he claimed.
Despite agreeing to work on the movie sequel, the graphic novelist revealed that he and comic book artist J. G. Jones won’t be back to make the sequel of their 2004 miniseries, ‘Wanted’. “I’ve got this reputation of being a total whore, and even when I’m adamant about something like this, people don’t believe me, but there is nothing else coming from Wanted,” he explained. “That six issues was the end. I love doing new stuff anyway – I get bored so quickly.”
The screenplay for the sequel is said to be written once again by screenwriter duo Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. Allegedly, it will put Terence Stamp’s character, Pekwarsky, on a much larger role. The first ‘Wanted’ movie stars James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie and has raked in as much as $258.3 million worldwide.