If there’s one thing a writer has to be, it’s versatile. Unfortunately I have no idea what that word even means, I’ve just seen it in other articles. I think it means ‘different’ but I only write stupid comedy articles, so it looks like my 12 year old skill set is going to be with me for quite a long time.
Evan Spiliotopoulos, co-writer of “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie” and its DVD Halloween spinoff, has been hired to write Universal’s action sequel “Wanted 2,” based on a story by Chris Morgan. Like the original 2008 film, the in-development sequel is based on the comic series created by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones.

Not so for Evan Spiliotopoulos, who co-wrote Pooh’s Heffalump Movie. Looks like Evans is moving on from cute animals to curved bullet shots. The trades has the skinny on his next big project. And it’s the sequel to a movie that made a ton of money for Universal Pictures:

Marc E. Platt and Jim Lemley are producing with Timur Bekmambetov, who directed the first film and is attached to helm the sequel. Universal production exec Jeff Kirschenbaum will oversee the project for the studio. Morgan co-wrote the first film with Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. “Wanted,” which starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, grossed $339 million worldwide.

Spiliotopoulos, repped by UTA and attorney Sean Marks, most recently adapted the Dave Roman graphic novel “Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery” for Thor Freudenthal to direct at Paramount. He also has “The Last Call” in development at Universal.

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