Angelina Jolie has been a busy bee lately and she’s showing no signs of slowing down. At the moment she’s in Europe filming The Tourist alongside Johnny Depp, and after that her next project is Wanted 2, oh wait, no it isn’t. The actress just killed any sequel dreams fans may have had regarding her return for another film because according to Vulture she’s taking on Gravity instead.
Ever since the popular 2008 release of Timur Bekmambetov’s assassin action flick Wanted, there’s been talk of a follow up. It was previously reported that he planned on coming back to helm a second film with a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos, but Jolie’s latest career move puts a damper on that. Sources are saying that the actress dropped out of the movie and rather than recast the role the studio has pulled the plug on the sequel all together.
Jolie will instead take on a space thriller called Gravity, from director Alfonso Cuarón who directed the criminally underrated Children of Men. Cuarón co-wrote this screenplay with his 28 year old son Jonás making the film a true family affair. Like Wanted, Gravity was set up at Universal but was recently put into turnaround. Some think the film is “artistically challenging” because during the majority of the story Jolie’s character is onscreen alone.
Gravity centers on “the sole surviving human member of a space mission, desperately trying to return home to Earth and her daughter.” Does this remind you of any other film? Moon perhaps? Warner Bros have snatched up the movie and they’ve set David Heyman and Legendary Pictures to produce.
What do you think of Angelina Jolie’s latest film choice? Were you looking forward to Wanted 2?