"Wanted" (2008) ist die Verfilmung des gleichnamigen Comics von Mark Millar...
Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy, u.a. "Die Chroniken von Narnia - Der König von Narnia") ist ein Verlierer. Seine Freundin betrügt ihn mit seinem besten Freund, sein Bürojob raubt ihm den letzten Nerv und seine eingebildeten Krankheiten ändert er so oft wie seine Unterwäsche. Doch als Wesley das Erbe eines Mannes antritt, den er nie als Vater kennen gelernt hat, weil dieser in Wirklichkeit der gefährlichste Superverbrecher der Welt war, ändert sich für ihn nicht nur sein Leben, sondern die ganze Welt. Es wird ihm offenbart, dass die Superschurken der "Bruderschaft" vor vielen Jahren die letzten Superhelden getötet und ihre gesamte Existenz aus den Köpfen der "normalen" Menschen gelöscht haben. Seitdem kontrollieren sie die Welt im Geheimen und können alles tun, was sie wollen. Alles! Zögernd tritt Wesley sein Erbe als gefährlichster Killer der Welt an...
Wie CS! meldet, scheint das Sequel noch nicht vom Tisch zu sein...
It appears that Wanted 2 is finally moving forward at Universal Pictures. Derek Haas, who, with writing partner Michael Brandt, adapted the 2008 original, tweeted the following this morning: Michael and I were just hired by Uni to write WANTED 2.
Following the post, The Wrap caught up with Haas, who said that the film is currently without a director but that the storyline will, "take off after the events of what just happened. Pick up Wesley a few years later and go back in for another round."
Though unconfirmed, the implication is that James McAvoy will return to the role of Wesley Gibson, an accountant-turned-assassin. The original also starred Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie, but at least the latter does not plan on returning. [...] UPDATE: Mr. Haas has tweeted the following update: To answer 2 questions I've been asked today: our draft of W2 will be Fox-less and Loom-less.
Fox, of course, refers to Jolie's character and the Loom to the mystical device that dispensed assassination targets in the original.
CS! sprach mit Angelina Jolie über ihren Ausstieg aus "Wanted 2"... SPOILER !!! [...] "Being dead makes it difficult," she confirmed. "They were (trying to bring me back) but I kind of feel like if I die in a movie, I should die actually. I'm that way, and that character is not as complex as Salt. It would just be doing the exact same thing in another movie, so it's not that interesting to me." [...]
MTV sprach mit Mark Millar über den Stand der Dinge in Sachen "Wanted 2" - nach Angelina Jolies Ausstieg... [...] "What they're talking about is just moving on with the story and doing it properly," he said. "Just bringing in another cool character as this world opens up with all the different fraternities out there all across the world. This could change at any moment, but the last I heard two weeks ago, was that was the plan moving forward."
With the first film diverging significantly from Millar's source material, we had to ask whether he'd like to see a more faithful sequel that goes back to the themes and storylines of the original comic.
"The way I look at it is, Raymond Chandler has a brilliant quote about his adaptations where he said, 'No matter what they do to the movies, it doesn't change the book on my shelf,'" said Millar. "And primarily I'm a comic guy. People say, 'Oh, you're going to go off and work in Hollywood' [and] I'm like, 'Not really, no.' It's a nice little extra job, but really I'm a comic book guy."
"I always say to people, I didn't get into it to get out of it," he added. "This was my dream job as a kid. So if they make movies of the stuff — brilliant. And if it's great movies, fantastic. I'm not precious about it. As long as the movie's good, that's my criteria." [...]
CS! meldet... [...] Last week, Scotland's television channel STV had a chance to talk with Wanted co-creator Mark Millar and they asked him to elaborate on the reports about the movie being scrapped after Angelina Jolie dropped out, and as far as he knows, the sequel would still go ahead and they would just have to do some "plot modifications" to introduce a new character rather than the plans to have Jolie's character Fox return. Millar talks about the reasoning for making a sequel and trying to figure out a way to bring some of the dead characters back from the original, but he's optimistic they can figure out a cool way to work around the latest roadblock. As he says at the end, "it changes every day" and there's a chance that Universal haven't quite decided what to do as of yet or whether a sequel would work without Jolie.
You can watch STV's video interview with Millar here. (Warning: Millar spoils the end of the first Wanted movie if you haven't seen it or don't know how it ends.)
Wie Vulture meldet, ist "Wanted 2" gestorben... [...] Universal craved a sequel to Angelina Jolie’s assassination tango/loom tutorial Wanted. Unfortunately for the studio, Jolie is leaving them... wanting. We’ve just heard the actress has pulled out of the planned Timur Bekmambetov-directed sequel at Universal, and the studio has pulled the plug rather than recast the film. [...]
Bei IGN gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Mark Millar, u.a. gibt es ein paar Infos zu "Wanted 2"...
"Wanted"-Regisseur Timur Bekmambetov erzählte MTV von dem storytechnischen Kniff mit dem er Angelina Jolie für das Sequel zurückbringen möchte... Vorsicht SPOILER !!! [...] While Jolie's return still isn't set in stone, Bekmambetov did offer up a timeline of sorts for filming to begin, saying, "I think we will make the movie this winter." [...]
Russia-IC.com meldet... The famous film director and producer Timur Bekmambetov is going to start preparatory work on the sequel of Wanted.
"In July we will start preparation for the film. I think in the late autumn or winter shooting will be performed" - Mr. Bekmambetov said to RIA Novosti. "The shooting will take place in America, India and Russia" - added he.
The film director and producer promised that in the sequel he would bring back to life Angelina Jolie’s character, who perished at the end of the first movie. In addition to that, new characters will be introduced in the sequel.
"As for the character played by Kostya Khabenskiy, we’ll think about it. We might possibly resurrect him as well" - the film director said.
The movie with the $ 150 million budget became the first Hollywood production on such a large scale made by a film director from Russia and with participation of a Russian crew (computer graphic, costumes, make-up, etc.)
Das Spiel bietet spannende Action in der Third-Person-Perspektive und charakteristischen Moves direkt aus dem Film, etwa "Kurvenkugeln" und "Assassinenzeit". Es besitzt eine innovative Multilayer-Covermechanik, und die Handlung des Spiels knüpft da an, wo der Film aufhört, sodass die Fans ein weiteres Kapitel auf Wesleys Weg zum Überassassinen und aus der epischen Geschichte der Bruderschaft erleben können...