Hancock sequel writers hired

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Columbia has hired Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to write Hancock 2, the sequel to the Will Smith superhero movie, which grossed $624 million worldwide last year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the writers will reportedly work with Smith and director Peter Berg to build on the world hinted at in the first movie. (Berg told SCI FI Wire about his ideas for a possible sequel earlier this month.)

Fierro spent several seasons as a writer-producer on F/X's The Shield and also worked on Fox's 24 and Showtime's Dexter.

Mazzara was a show runner on Starz's Crash and worked with Fierro on Shield.