Hancock Sequel on Way; Writers Hired
08.25.09 by Ryan
When a movie makes $624 million dollars, as Hancock did, a sequel is guaranteed. Hancock 2 is taking shape, starting with the hiring of screenwriters Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara. Both writers worked previously on FX's The Shield.
Plot details are being kept secret, but director Peter Berg, who will return for the sequel, gave some spoilers to SciFiWire. In Hancock, Will Smith is an immortal god whose invulnerability disappears when in the presence of his immortal goddess, Charlize Theron. Berg expects the sequel to introduce more immortals.
There might be another god out there. Might be another one.
Hancock took 12 years to make it to the big screen. Berg says the sequel will arrive faster, but won't be rushed.
They like to fast-track it, but Will's busy, I'm pretty busy. We're excited to do one, but we want the script to be right and the movie to be right. We don't feel a burning imperative to go right back into it.
In other words: Get it "right," Fierro and Mazzara, or more writers will be hired.