Director Gavin O’Connor of The Accountant project has been up in the air since 2017 awaiting a sequel. The crime drama starred Ben Affleck as the titular character Christian Wolff ( a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organizations). A recent update on the film from the actor says there’s flip coin on whether the sequel will continue in film form or a series of installments.
Here’s what Ben Affleck said about the follow up when asked in an interview.
“We’ve talked about it. There seems to be a debate whether or not to do a TV series version of it. The scriptwriter [Bill Dubuque] has become quite successful and busy, so he’s off doing his thing. And somebody said to me, ‘Well if we could find a script that we could retrofit and make into a sequel… But that’s sort of tricky because the personality of the character is so specific, that doesn’t really work to just say, ‘Well, we used to call this script Action Movie Shootout, and now we’re going to call it The Accountant 2“
If we’re going to do it, do it well Affleck says. #Integrity. The actor is currently involved in a few other projects (unfortunately not Batman), one of them being The Way Back, also directed by Gavin O’Conner which sets obvious reasons to why the latter option for the Accountant 2 wouldn’t be his preferred game vs what would be a Warner Brother score since there’s a run in the streaming business. But he’s not opposed to taking the pay.
“But it is one of the few movies that I’ve worked on, that I’d be thrilled to work with Gavin again and do that again. I had a great time. It was a lot of fun. It was an interesting twist on the genre and I’d love to do it. [laughs] And if they want to produce a TV show version of it and I get some royalties, well that’s great too.”
There’s a few things being taken into account when comes to moving forward with The Accountant. Clearly cast isn’t set and script can’t be complete as there’s still debate on how extended it should be + budget if there decision is to stretch the sequel. The 2016 film budgeted $400 million and profited $155.2 million in Box Office.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.