"Hancock" (2008) verdreht die Zutaten eines klassischen Superheldenfilms...
Es gibt Helden, es gibt Superhelden, und dann gibt es noch Hancock (Will Smith (u.a. "I Am Legend"). Mit großer Macht kommt auch große Verantwortung - das weiß jeder genauer gesagt, jeder, außer Hancock. Der ist kantig, sarkastisch und fühlt sich ständig von allen missverstanden. Aber Hancock war noch nie die Sorte Mann, der sich darum schert, was andere von ihm denken - bis er eines Tages das Leben des PR-Fachmanns Ray Embrey rettet. Plötzlich beginnt der verbitterte Superheld zu verstehen, dass er doch einen wunden Punkt haben könnte...
CS! meldet... [...] it was reported in Variety recently that the comedic actor will reprise his role in the Columbia Pictures sequel. Bateman told us it wasn't true, at least not yet.
"I only know what I've read," Bateman said. "No one has contacted me or anybody that represents me to ask if we were interested. I don't know anything about it. It's surprising to me that Variety would write that story because they're usually pretty well vetted before they report something and that was completely false. I haven't heard anything about it. The whole thing about me being on board could not be farther from the truth. I would love to be a part of the film, but I haven't heard anything about it." [...]
MTV.com meldet... Little over a year after "Hancock" and its superpowered slacker namesake started gobbling up $628 million in worldwide box office sales, movement on a sequel has begun to pick up. With Peter Berg set to return as director, two new writers hired to pen the script and star Will Smith consulting on the story, all the key players seem to be falling into place.
Yet we haven't actually heard for certain that Smith and co-star Charlize Theron will definitely reprise their roles. In a conversation before he heads to the Toronto film festival with a Wayne Gretzky documentary, Berg confirmed for MTV News that both Smith and Theron will certainly be returning for more "Hancock" hero-dom.
"Everybody's going to come back for a sequel," Berg said in response to a question about the two megastars.
Berg's comments confirm what Theron told us last September when she said she'd happily return if the rest of the key players returned too.
"Riding the Will Smith train is a really nice train to ride!" she laughed.
The big reveal at the end of "Hancock" was that [Spoiler Alert!] both Smith and Theron's characters are immortal gods who become vulnerable when near each other. For the sequel, Berg said we can expect the appearance of at least one more all-powerful god. What's more, he's got his eye on a well-known name to play a third superhero.
"We have [someone in mind]," Berg said. "I'm not gonna tell you who, but we have!"
THR.com meldet... "Hancock 2" is taking shape.
Columbia has hired scribes Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to pen the sequel to the Will Smith superhero movie, which grossed $624 million worldwide last year. The original producing team is expected to return.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the scribes will work with Smith and director Peter Berg to build on the world hinted at in the first movie.
The original 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," originally titled "Tonight He Comes," took more than 12 years to make it to the screen; the sequel will be on a faster track.
ICM-repped Fierro spent several seasons as a writer-producer on FX's "The Shield" and also worked on Fox's "24" and Showtime's "Dexter."
Mazzara, repped by CAA, was a showrunner on Starz's "Crash," wrote for NBC's "Life" and worked with Fierro on "Shield."
Being one of the summer blockbuster movies, "Hancock" will reportedly be getting a sequel treatment. When talking to Joblo while promoting his upcoming movie "Seven Pounds", the action drama's star Will Smith has come up with a confirmation that "Hancock 2" is "definitely" happening.
Despite insisting that another "Hancock" movie will be seen in the future, the 40-year-old didn't give direct answer when asked whether he will reprise his role as the sarcastic and misunderstood superhero. Instead, he stated that "there are a lot of unexplored characters in the Hancock universe that would be ripe for a sequel."
Opened in U.S. theaters on July 2, "Hancock" has debuted atop the North American box office with $62.6 million over the July 4 three-day weekend. The Peter Berg-directed movie, which is starred also by Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman, has since pulled in $227.9 million from the North American sales and $624.4 million worldwide.
Heute startet "Hancock" in den deutschen Kinos...
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Hancock Regionalcode 2 FSK: Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren Erscheinungstermin: 6. November 2008