Hancock 2 has writers
This little bit of news comes from Moviehole. It seems that some writers have finally been tapped to pen the sequel to Hancock, the Will Smith starrer about a man (a bum, really) with no past who has superhuman powers.
Seems Peter Berg wasn't yanking his crank when he mentioned recently that the wheels were turning on a sequel to last year's successful but underwhelming "Hancock". According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV vets Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara have been hired to pen the sequel to the Will Smith starrer.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the scribes will work with Smith and director Berg to build on the world hinted at in the first movie.
The original, which grossed $634 million worldwide, starred Smith as a boozy, irresponsible superhero who undergoes an image makeover by a public relations man. It later is revealed that the hero is part of a line of immortal beings who have been around for more than 3,000 years and begin to lose their powers when in proximity to fellow immortals.
"Hancock" was originally written by Vincent Ngo in 1996. It languished in development hell for years and had various directors attached, including Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Jonathan Mostow, and Gabriele Muccino before going into production in 2007. Hancock was filmed in Los Angeles with a production budget of $150 million.
Due it's somewhat uneasy tone, "Hancock" received mixed reviews from film critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 40% of critics gave the film positive reviews based upon a sample of 208, with an average score of 5.4 out of 10.