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Mark Millar talks WANTED 2

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
February 4th, 2010

He is a man known for his reputation of being less than candid when it comes to his work. He is also a man responsible for some of the coolest comic book and graphic novel titles out there, including KICK-ASS (soon to be a major motion picture), WANTED and more. On that note, writer Mark Millar recently opened up to IGN about a sequel to the 2008 comic book-to-film adaptation of WANTED. Check out what the Scotsman had to say about WANTED 2, its current status, and his involvement after the jump!

IGN: Have you had any involvement with the development of the sequel?

MM: Yeah, we've been going back and forward with some ideas and everything but there's a lot of people to please. I mean there's Angelina Jolie, there's Timur [Bekmambetov] and there's Universal, you know? So everybody's actually sort of...everybody's a perfectionist on it. So, nobody wants to come in cash the check and take off. Everybody wants it to be good. The first movie made $340 million so the bar's pretty high. You know, it's not as if we started small and this could hopefully get a bit bigger. This has gotta be mega now because the last one made a lot of money. And so people are expecting a lot from it. So the screenplay is almost at the stage people are getting happy with it now. Some people had problems with it a few months ago and some people didn't like it prior to that...the draft that was around. But I think...I can't remember when exactly it's going to start shooting...I dunno if I can even officially say but it'll be soon. And it's almost ready now...the script is almost ready.

IGN: And can you give us any kind of clues to what direction it might go in?

MM: Um, it follows in immediately after the end of the first movie and the Franternity's done in Ameirca but there's an international Fraternity out there which we had in the book as well. There was five Fraternities across the world and James is out there being hunted by the other guys.

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