A sequel to the Ben Affleck-starring 2016 crime thriller The Accountant is in the works over at Warner Bros.
That’s accountancy for you. When the sums were totted up for the Ben Affleck-headlined thriller The Accountant, it turned out it was a feature that made itself – and Warner Bros – a handsome profit. So much so, in fact, that Warner Bros has now ordered a sequel.
Ben Affleck is set to return in the lead role of Christian Wolff. His character, a high-functioning autistic man with a sideline in the odd assassination here and there, was about the most interesting thing about the original film. Jon Bernthal is also set to appear in the follow-up.
In the director’s chair, meanwhile, Gavin O’Connor is set to return as well, having steered the first movie.
Bill Dubuque is set to pen the screenplay for the new film, and there’s no schedule in place as of yet. Because the original film was such a surprise hit, there were no sequel clauses in the contracts of the original talent. That said, if you pop on the sequence from the first film where J K Simmons starts his explaining things speech, all the contracts should be sorted out by the time he’s finished. Chortle.
More on The Accountant 2 – and you’d hope for a good pun in the eventual subtitle – as we hear it.