Millar discusses the direction of the wanted sequel without the first movie’s star, Angelina Jolie.
Millar spoke with MTV News about the sequel to Wanted, which is going ahead without Jolie. Jolie had originally agreed to appear in the sequel despite the fact that her character was killed in the first movie, but decided not to a few weeks ago. Millar had this to say on the new direction:
"They killed off the most recognizable character, but I thought it was great to do that. It was so ballsy to kill off the one person you didn’t expect to die."
"What they’re talking about is just moving on with the story and doing it properly. Just bringing in another cool character as this world opens up with all the different fraternities out there all across the world. This could change at any moment, but the last I heard two weeks ago, was that was the plan moving forward."
He also commented on comic book adaptations from the perspective of the creator:
"The way I look at it is, Raymond Chandler has a brilliant quote about his adaptations where he said, ‘No matter what they do to the movies, it doesn’t change the book on my shelf,’ And primarily I’m a comic guy. People say, ‘Oh, you’re going to go off and work in Hollywood’ [and] I’m like, ‘Not really, no.’ It’s a nice little extra job, but really I’m a comic book guy."
"I always say to people, I didn’t get into it to get out of it. This was my dream job as a kid. So if they make movies of the stuff — brilliant. And if it’s great movies, fantastic. I’m not precious about it. As long as the movie’s good, that’s my criteria."
See the full interview in the video below:
Source: MTV News
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Posted originally: 2010-03-24 09:05:48