Does This Excite You? New Poster for Wanted
by Alex Billington
April 22, 2008
The last few posters that have been released recently (with the exception of the beautiful Hellboy II poster), have been fairly unimpressive. We talked about the new Strangers one yesterday. Now it's time to talk about the new Wanted poster. I really don't know what is going on with Universal. They seem to have set dates a mere two to three months from a film's release to introduce a poster (is this testing a new marketing strategy?). We barely got The Incredible Hulk poster a few weeks back, we don't yet have a Mummy 3 poster yet, and finally we have the very first poster for Wanted.
This poster debuted at the New York Comic Con last weekend as an exclusive. This isn't the final poster you'll see in theaters but was a one-time thing for attendees of the Con. I've got the same question to ask with this one - how excited for Wanted are you? Does this poster fulfill your desires for something energetic as we lead into the summer? Is this movie destined to flop or is it going to hit as big as the other four comic book movies this summer?
Based upon Mark Millar's explosive graphic novel series and helmed by stunning visualist director Timur Bekmambetov—creator of the most successful Russian film franchise in history, the Night Watch series—Wanted tells the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. In 2008, the world will be introduced to a hero for a new generation: Wesley Gibson.
Wanted is directed by Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov, of Night Watch and Day Watch previously. The movie is based on a comic book series by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones published by Image Comics. Wanted hits theaters full force this summer on June 27th.