Chris Morgan, writer of the 2008’s Wanted offered his thoughts on the decision to go with a new writer, Evan Spiliotopoulos, for the sequel, Wanted 2:
“I’m actually still involved with ‘Wanted,’” Morgan told MTV News, explaining that his current workload made it necessary for him to step aside from primary writing duties on the film. However, he’ll still have input on the sequel’s creative development — which includes the “global” angle to the story he revealed last year.
“We knew we wanted to do ‘Wanted 2,’ so we started developing a take and came up with a story that’s pretty good and develops the characters,” said Morgan. “But in the process of developing it, I also had commitments to ‘Gears of War’ and the samurai movie I’m doing at Universal.”
Morgan further explains to MTV that Spiliotopoulos will provide the script for the story, and then Morgan will return later to consult and provide any rewrites, if necessary:
“Evan is going to go ahead and write the story that we came up with and I’m probably going to come on later,” said Morgan. “So, I’m still part of the process, but I didn’t want to hold up the ‘Wanted’ production schedule.”