Pooh writer to script Wanted sequel. WTF?

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

In a bit of counter-intuitive hiring, Evan Spiliotopoulos (Pooh's Heffalump Movie) has been hired to write Universal's action sequel Wanted 2, based on a story by Chris Morgan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Because nothing says bullet-curving assassins like a hunny-loving yellow stuffed bear??

In any case, the sequel—like the original 2008 film—will be based on the comic series created by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones.

Marc E. Platt and Jim Lemley are producing with Timur Bekmambetov, who directed the first film and is attached to helm the sequel.

Morgan co-wrote the first film with Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. Wanted, which starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, grossed $339 million worldwide.