Scribes Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara have been hired to pen a sequel to Will Smith superhero hit “Hancock” for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Story details are being kept under wraps, though the writers 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.
The pair of writers worked together on cable hit “The Shield”. Fierro also worked on “24” and “Dexter” while Mazzara penned episodes of “Life” and “Crash”.
Many of the original film’s producers are also expected to return.