James McAvoy Reveals What He’d Want To See From Wanted 2!
When the movie first hit theaters in summer 2008, Wanted gave off the impression that it possessed all of the ingredients to launch a hugely successful multi-film franchise. The only problem that happened next is that the sequel never made it out of development hell. Get more on James McAvoy and possible Wanted 2…
CelebnMovies247.com reports that Timur Bekmambetov’s slick, stylish actioner was a bombastic romp that boasted a cool gimmick with plenty of potential thanks to its cabal of assassins having the ability to curve bullets.
The cast of Wanted starred James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Common, and an early big-screen outing for Chris Pratt.
Wanted made $341 million at the box office on a $75 million budget and generated enthusiastic responses from both audiences and critics, an impressive result for an R-rated.
Despite several attempts to dust it off over the years, the second installment never managed to get off the ground.
In a new interview with ScreenRant, McAvoy revealed what he’d wanted to see in a hypothetical Wanted 2, even if that ship has likely long since sailed.
I always fancied seeing what happened to Wesley Gibson in the movie, Wanted. Seeing how he went on in his life being a sort of vigilante assassin and what… And if you could come up with some sort of quite honest and real, but still fun and brutally violent story about that, that would always have been interesting.
Bekmambetov revealed last year that his wild idea for Wanted 2 was to utilize ScreenLife technology, the subgenre that unfolds entirely on computer screens, webcams, and cellphone cameras that he’s been pioneering in profitable hits including Searching and Unfriended.
Just like McAvoy, though, the director’s plans are rooted more in theory than practice.