Producer Mark Williams gives an update on Accountant 2, revealing that the writing is on the way and showing his excitement for it.
Mark Williams, Accountant’s producer teases a glimpse of new information about Accountant 2, stating that it is already underwriting and was eager to it. The original action-thriller is around Christian Wolff, a qualified public accountant suffering from high-functioning autism who leads a double life by uncooking the books of embezzled criminal and terrorist networks. Chris must solve the riddle before it’s too late when his newest above-the-board job investigating a robotics corporation leads him to a convoluted network of corruption that might reveal his unlawful actions.
Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow rounded out the cast of The Accountant. The Gavin O’Connor-directed movie, which was released in theaters in late 2016, was a moderate blockbuster for Warner Bros., collecting over $155 million against a $44 million budget and getting mixed reviews from critics, with Affleck’s acting and action sequences receiving mostly excellent positive feedback. The Accountant 2 was revealed to be underway the following summer as a result of this triumph, and while the word has mostly gone quiet since then, fans who are keen on seeing the sequel get off the ground may have exciting news in the near future.
Mark Williams shared further information about The Accountant 2 while talking about his next directorial attempt, Blacklight. Despite limiting specifics disclosed about the sequel, the producer stated that it is now in the scripting stage and expressed eagerness to witness the comeback of the series return to the big screen. Here’s what Williams stated:
Williams’ update on The Account 2’s progress comes only a few months after rumors spread that the movie was regaining traction, with O’Connor confirming that he and Affleck had formally completed their arrangements to return for the sequel. O’Connor, who recently rejoined with Affleck for the critically praised sports drama The Way Back, revealed that the sequel’s storyline will increase screen time for Jon Berthal’s long-lost brother character from the first film, and unveiled that a third film may pair the two for a buddy-type movie. One aspect of the sequel that is presently vague is if original screenwriter Bill Dubuque will return to write the script for The Accountant 2.
Though Williams’ The Accountant 2 update does not provide a timeline for the next chapter, it took a hopeful step forward for the project. In addition to confirming that the sequel would be a film rather than a TV series, as Affleck previously stated, the producer’s excitement for what’s to come from the sequel should pique the interest of fans of the original film. Meanwhile, fans can see Williams’ most recent directorial attempt, the action-thriller Blacklight, in cinemas this Friday.