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Russian Filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov Prepares "Wanted 2"

12. August 2009 by Admin 0 Comments

Angelina Jolie in Wanted

Russian newsite RIA Novosti had a chance to talk to that country's biggest filmmaker Timur Bekmabetov recently, and he told them that he has started preparations on making the sequel to the 2008 summer hit "Wanted" and that they've found a way to bring Angelina Jolie's character back.


"Wanted" is the story of Wesley, a young man that finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son (James McAvoy) is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan (Morgan Freeman) to follow in his dad's footsteps. Fox (Angelina Jolie) is charged with bringing in Wesley and convincing him that he has what it takes. At the end of the film, Fox dies, after taking out a dozen assassins with a single bullet.


Talking about the tentatively-titled "Wanted 2", Bekmambetov told them, "In July we will start preparation for the film. I think in the late autumn or winter shooting will be performed. The shooting will take place in America, India and Russia."


Besides Jolie's character, Fox, Bekmambetov hopes to bring back the character played by Kostya Khabenskiy, who also starred in Bekmambetov's breakout films Night Watch and Day Watch, as well as introducing new characters. The sequel reportedly has a $150 million budget, which is the biggest Hollywood production made by a Russian filmmaker, and Bekmambetov will once again have Russian crew involved in all aspects of production.


Source: RIA Novosti, Russia InfoCentre