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.
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.
(Thanks to the English language site Russian InfoCentre for the translation.)