New Full Force Wanted Trailer Debuts!
Wanted is the fifth (and final) comic book inspired movie hitting theaters this summer (you can find the rest listed here) that stars James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and Angelina Jolie. The concept: what if someone came to you and told you your father was part of a secret organization and was one of the world's greatest assassins and you have it in your blood to be one, too? Wanted tells the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. A lot of the footage in this new trailer is some of the stuff we saw at WonderCon, but they've re-edited it to really ramp up the energy and excitement. I already know you'll want to check this new trailer out, so fire it up below!
I think this movie gives a whole new definition to the term "bullet time" - there were at least five individual slow-mo bullet shots in it, each with a unique bullet design. I thought that looked pretty awesome, despite the obvious Matrix references / inspiration. I can imagine entire fight scenes where there are bullets like that whizzing by every other minute without cutting. This really could be incredible and now I've got high hopes.
Watch the new trailer for Wanted:
For more on the movie, head to the official Wanted website at: WantedMovie.com
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.
Reader Feedback - 28 Comments
looks utterly boring and crap.
Jojo on Mar 5, 2008
Ha! that looks like such a thrill ride! i'm in!
craziemutant on Mar 5, 2008
That looks hot. #1 Boring? WTH does it take to get you excited.
Heckle on Mar 5, 2008
looks like its going to be action packed, nothing ground breaking but a lot of fun to watch.
Curtis on Mar 5, 2008
Yeah this movie seems like it is going to be extremely fun to watch. The acting and other things prolly wont be top notch but hey there are just some movies you see just because it is fun to watch. But im excited... can't wait.
CSpuppydog on Mar 5, 2008
I am with you Curtis#4, but I think the bullet-time will be the seller of the movie for me. Seeing those bulles hit each other in flight, I see some major assassin on assassin fights.. and I love a good creative gun fight. We will see, nothing ground breaking, but these gun fights could be just the edge it needs. Projection for future trailers and adveritising, I wager on us seeing a lot of bullet flight. In the past, I would have just said show me a bunch of Angelina and that will sell the tickets, but I see enough of her in the tabloids lately. 😉
Dusty on Mar 5, 2008
Guns? Check Sweet car chases? Check Totally awesome action sequences? Check Ok I'm in for a brainless action flick 😀
Rob G on Mar 5, 2008
Looks good, but I wish it was more true to the comic book. But that is what Hollywood is known for. Entertaining but disappointing.
Fish on Mar 6, 2008
Bekmambetov seems to have some really interesting visual ideas. Granted, I'd love to see more gunfights that felt more like the old Woo stuff... Hard Boiled or Killer... but anyone who can make the idea of a sportscar powersliding vertically across the face of a building, or the idea of picking someone up by skidding the car around 360, and make it look so slick that you can't help but say "Holy shit, did you see that!?"... he seems to be able to make that crazy stuff seem cool and slick in the same way Tarantino can make the most absurd dialog sound sexy and clever. A lot of directors try to do this sort of stuff... McG for example... and it ends up looking cheesy and totally unbelievable.
Squiggly_P on Mar 6, 2008
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!! I think that is enough adrenaline to last me for a week :)! Looks like a real fun time, like Transformers, nothing groundbreaking but visually and story-line pleasing. Can't wait! For some reason I feel as if it was a bad choice to make it an R but business wise but I who cares, I'll be there opening night!
Ryan on Mar 6, 2008
I can't wait for this film. I loved Timus Bekmamketov's other works and I'm excited that he's going to be introduced to mainstream American audiences.
Iko on Mar 6, 2008
AJ is smoking hot, so I will watch and probably enjoy for that if nothing else. That being said....they took a great comic book and are going to make a bad, to average, movie out of it. They have already warped the basic premise of the book and that is disappointing. I wish Hollywood would stop trying to spoon-feed their audience by taking the edge off of stories like this. (If you aren't familiar with the comic, it isn't about a group of good guys.)
Joel on Mar 6, 2008
I never read the comic so i'm at 0% expectations so it looks to be a very fun brainless action movie, i cant wait to see it.
Avelanch on Mar 6, 2008
Joel, I saw a trailer in the moives a while back and it looked like toward the end he was fighting AJ and the others. When he is running in the trailer shooting two guns it is a continuation of that. like a "Now im a bad ass you all are fucked" kinda thing. Just my take on things.`Good action flick for the summer Probably make a killing
Ripper on Mar 6, 2008
Looking forward to seeing this, at least for the action.
Link on Mar 6, 2008
everything you see in the trailer can totaly happen in real life =)
CHEEKYmonkey on Mar 6, 2008
Not feeling it, what's the point of this movie? It's just a Matrix rip-off and has zero to do with the comic it's based on.
Pimpslapstick on Mar 6, 2008
do you refer to it as the final comicbook adaptation of the summer because its going to be the worst out of all of them? becasue hellboy and tdk are both coming out after? i think it will be fun, possibly good, but not better than the other four being released.
Keith on Mar 6, 2008
that was one hell of a trailer. Can't wait to watch it, even if it's mindless entertainment and almost completely unrelated to the comic book
Alfredo on Mar 6, 2008
looks great................... Looks like a Wachowski brothers film
SHANE D on Mar 6, 2008
Mmmmm.... I smell popcorn!
jason_md2020 on Mar 7, 2008
Garbage. Totally unrelated to the comic book. A waste of great source material. For those that don't know, "Wanted" was about a nobody discovering that his father was a supervillain, part of a secret society of bad guys (and girls) who did whatever they wanted to because the group had killed all the superheroes. Basically, a "nobody" that everyone had taken a crap on was given carte blanche to do whatever the hell he felt like doing. Not this "secret society of assassins" doo-doo.
Bud on Mar 8, 2008
yuh watever mr know-it-all-for-nothing-indian-hater
greasemonkey on Mar 25, 2008
The action scenes remind me lot of Matrix! At least we have action for the summer, I am not complaining!
MovieBuff on Apr 23, 2008
looks pretty bad a$$. jolie is weird but can be smokin' when she wants to be.
joe on Apr 29, 2008
lossk awsome fun action and good acting im there i had wanted a wild card to run away with the money look out wall e this might just spoil your week
alan on May 20, 2008
AMAIZING!!!!! THE BEST FILM IN 2008 I LOVE IT
david on Aug 14, 2008
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