Columbia Pictures has hired screenwriters Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to pen Hancock 2, the sequel to the Will Smith superhero movie that grossed $624.4 million worldwide last year.
The Hollywood Reporter says the original producing team is expected to return.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the writers will work with Smith and director Peter Berg to build on the world hinted at in the first movie.
Fierro spent several seasons as a writer-producer on FX’s “The Shield” and also worked on Fox’s “24” and Showtime’s “Dexter.”
Mazzara was a showrunner on Starz’s “Crash,” wrote for NBC’s “Life” and worked with Fierro on “The Shield.”