First Look: Angelina Jolie in Wanted
Hitting theaters next March is another comic book movie that most probably have not heard of. Titled Wanted, it stars Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy and is directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Day Watch). Remember comic book writer Mark Millar who was pitching his Superman script? This is one of his other comic books that was published Top Cow in 2003. There will be a new trailer hitting theaters for Wanted in front of American Gangster this weekend, but for now check these out.
These photos come courtesy of Empire, so send some love their way. Featured below is Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and David O'Hara as Mr. X in the odd breaking-apart photo.
Wanted tells the story of one invisible drone's transformation into a dark avenger. In 2008, the world will be introduced to a superhero for a new millennium: Wesley Gibson. 25-year-old account manager Wes (James McAvoy) was the most pathetic, cube-dwelling hypochondriac the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend cheated on him daily and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this weakling would never amount to anything. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die a slow, clock-punching death. Until he became Wanted.
After the murder of a father he never knew, Wes discovers powers beyond his dreams. He becomes the latest recruit in the Fraternity--a secret society of assassins--and develops lightning-quick reflexes with superhuman agility. Wes soon learns his league of henchmen has but one mission: carry out the death orders of the mythological Fates, weavers of every man's lifeline.
With wickedly brilliant tutors, he morphs into a killing machine and starts erasing one bad guy after another. But as Wes grows into the mantle passed down by his father… he discovers his clan members are not exactly the enforcers of justice they claim to be. Just as he gets everything he ever Wanted, Wesley Gibson will learn that with the ability to deliver death comes an even more difficult power… controlling your own life.
Wanted hits theaters next year on March 28th, 2008.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Visually it looks fantastic, as one would expect from Bekmambetov. Can't wait to see a trailer!
Sujay on Oct 29, 2007
Looks like he's going through glass.
Manda on Oct 29, 2007
That shot of Angelina hanging out of the car shooting is HOT.
Heckle on Oct 29, 2007
If other people feel like I do and never see another film starring Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt, it's going to be another failure no matter whose work it is. I WON'T BE SEEING ANYTHING OF ANGELINA JOLIE AND WHILE ONCE I THOUGHT SHE WAS PRETTY, HER FACE IS WEARING ON ME AND I'VE LOST ALL INTEREST IN HER .. AS FOR BRAD, he's just plain zero on the scale from one to a hundred. He's lost all his appeal and that was a lot of hype over reality. Too bad he believes it. NO Angelina films in our future forever. They bought kids out of America and ignored our orphans like they didn't exist. These freaks better hope they do better Internationally than they will in the USA .. we're finished with them as actors and the reception from their films will reflect in our dislike of them. Spin to another continent Brangelina, you're used up here!!
val on Oct 30, 2007
this movie looks like it going to be insane! its a must see.
ALLISON on Oct 30, 2007
As expected they are watering down the original content. In the comic the "hero" becomes a member of a group of super villains who basically control the world. They, and he, aren't heroic, and the story is an exploration of power corrupting absolutely. It's a shame that Hollywood hasn't yet figured out that you don't need a good guy doing right to tell an interesting story.
Joel on Oct 30, 2007
got the comics, love it so much.if the movie does justice to the series, it will be a classic.
zain on Oct 31, 2007
Val, please go back to your stupid gossip sites where you ladies can waste your time sticking your noses in what's not your business. This site is about the movies. As for me, this looks great. I wasn't that interested in the story before but I love the premise, cliched as it may be, about the nerd who finally takes control of his life. Everyone looks perfect for their role. Great action and nobody does beautiful action flick chick like Lara Croft herself. I know she wants to do more meaningful films but I'm glad she still seems willing to throw in a fun flick now and then. I'm there.
Bridge on Oct 31, 2007
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