The sequel will reunite stars Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman and director Peter Berg.
With a worldwide gross of $624 million, a sequel to 2008’s Hancock was inevitable. A superhero movie in which the hero was his worst enemy, Will Smith played a booze hound street urchin who saved the day albeit through destructive means.
At the Toronto International Film Festival, Peter Berg broke the news that everybody’s coming back for a sequel. He has been working with television writers Adam Fierro (24, Dexter) and Glen Mazzara (The Shield) on a script. Plot details are sketchy at this point, but Berg insists that Smith and Theron will once again play immortal gods, who lose their powers when in each other’s presence. The two must pair up to deal with a third entity.
Supposedly, the superhero action-comedy is expected to explore the 3,000-year-old world they’re from, which was only hinted at in the first film.
Bateman would return as the PR exec who transforms the image of Smith’s boozy superhero.
Sony Pictures has not yet hinted at a release date, but one can only suspect that it’ll be a July release. Probably for 2011 or 2012. Currently, Berg is developing Dune for Universal Pictures.
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