In “Wanted”, Russian director Timur Bekmambetov (the “Night Watch” movies) makes his Hollywood debut by directing a generic action movie starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. It doesn’t have a whole lot going for it except for those two big-name actors, since even comic book fans will be turned off by the film’s basic honoring of the original comics, despite whatever the comic’s creator, Mark Miller, has said. (“Mikey likes it!”) Here’s a new, barely impressionable poster for “Wanted”. Eh. Why even bother?
A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. And when his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father’s old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad’s footsteps.
Starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Hager, Marc Warren, and David O’Hara.
Get wanted June 27, 2008.
Poster via SuperheroHype.