Director Peter Berg, of last year's superhero flick Hancock, has offered up some details towards a potential sequel starring Will Smith as the titular recovering crime fighter. Last year the film made $227 million domestically, plus over $600 million worldwide. Needless to say, Columbia will be all ears to a sequel.
Of course, the film was highly criticized for having one of the most dumbfounding, dim-witted and ineptly executed final acts to grace a film screen in quite some time. I have a hard time believing that I was the only person that paid to see Hancock that had a problem with it.
Berg states, in an article with SciFi Wire, that any sequel that is potentially made will delve deeper into the "mythology" of the first -- yippee. If ever lifted off the ground, the project wouldn't come until 2011 or 2012, seeing as how Peter Berg is currently working on adapting Frank Herbert's "Dune" and Will Smith is one of the busiest assets in Hollywood.
Hancock had a great premise, and great 2/3rds. I don't blame Berg for executing what the writers wrote, I blame the writers for the final act. Berg is a solid director (as shown in Friday Night Lights and The Rundown - both of which I like very much), but he's always needed the writing to carry the characters.ReplyDelete
Granted they're making a prequel to I Am Legend which I thought was just awful. I usually hate when people compare books to the movie, but it might as well have just changed its name because it shared no association with the book.
I think right now Hollywood is on the Will Smith for every movie possible bandwagon.