Must Watch: Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Wanted!
Rarely do we get to see great behind-the-scenes featurettes this early on. More often than not, the best featurettes end up on the DVD months late. However, today I've come across one of the greatest featurettes I've seen in a while that has completely converted me from "interested" to "addicted." Empire has debuted a featurette for Wanted, the film due out this June based on Mark Millar's comic book. The featurette includes dialogue from Mark Millar, director Timur Bekmambetov, and actor James McAvoy. Not only is the video designed and edited fantastically, but the footage they show and the way they explain the film makes me wonder how I've missed those scenes all along?! You definitely need to watch this!
The visual style of this movie looks insane (in a good way)! I knew Timur was a unique filmmaker, but the footage I've seen so far elsewhere has been unimpressive. I've seen that entire Viper car chase scene about four times, and I've seen the scene where he shoots the wings off the flies. Both were unimpressive, but after watching this, I'm wondering whether I've just been show the worst parts so far and there is so much more to come. The opening fight scene looks stunning and the scene where Wesley quits his job and the keyboard letters fly through the air looks great, too. I know that it's a bit cliché and over-the-top, but that scene looks frickin' awesome!
Watch the behind-the-scenes featurette for Wanted:
Everything that Timur Bekmambetov said about "using the same tools" that Mark Millar used in the comic and really working from the source material was quite impressive. I had originally heard that Wanted was not going to be anything like the comic book, so that rumor must be wrong. Either they're trying to squash all those rumors by putting out a great video that puts them shame even that statement is still true, or they're literally just ridiculous rumors. For me at least, this featurette has left me incredibly anxious to see Wanted! How excited are you for Wanted after watching the featurette?
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.