So let's get the news out of the way first: The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Columbia has hired TV scribes Adam Fierro (24, The Shield) and Glen Mazzara (Life, The Shield) to write a sequel to the Will Smith superhero flick Hancock, which took in a sequel-worthy $624 million worldwide last year amidst some very mixed critical and fan response. Will Smith is expected to return, along with the original producing team – and though the first film, originally titled Tonight, He Comes, took 12 years to reach the big screen, THR claims the sequel is being fast-tracked (for a 2011 release, we imagine).
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