Wanted to Become a Trilogy?
It didn’t take long, but already there are whispers of a sequel in response to the $50 million opening weekend notched by Timur Bekmambetov’s Hollywood filmmaking debut Wanted. Wanted is being labeled this year’s 300 and will probably continue to make money throughout the summer due to strong word of mouth.
Cinema Blend received an inside scoop indicating that Wanted is to be made into a trilogy. It’s not surprisingly, really, since the general approach by studios nowadays is to automatically bank on two sequels once the first one has proven itself. The big question is where they would go with the story next. The graphic novel was pretty self-contained, and although they did stray quite a bit from the comic book pages, the movie is pretty self-contained as well. James McAvoy, Terence Stamp and Angelina Jolie are all supposed to be returning for future installments but no one knows just what direction the franchise will take.