Wanted is based on a graphic novel by scribe Mark Millar. It’s premise is pretty simple: a young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin, when said father turns up dead the young man is recruited into the same organization his father worked for and trained by a mysterious man named Sloan.
It sports a pretty good cast with Morgan Freeman, Terrence Stamp and Angelina Jolie as the heavy hitters. Rapper Common makes an appearance along with leading man James McAvoy (Chronicles of Narnia, The Last King of Scotland). The film is being directed by Russian sci-fi king Timur Bekmambetov, responsible for the Nightwatch trilogy.
Univeresal has been kind enough to release the trailer ahead of its predicted attachment to American Gangster on Friday. But watch it now over at Yahoo Movies, but be warned it’s a little too Matrix-y for our tastes.
Little tidbit for ya, but in the Mark Millar graphic novel, James McAvoy’s character is drawn to resemble Eminem (you’ll see from one of the shots after the jump taken from the graphic novel).
Wanted hits theaters on March 28th 2008. For some photos courtesy of Empire take the jump.
David O’Hara as big bad Mr. X
Morgan Freeman as The Fraternity head honcho Sloan
Angelina Jolie as gothed out assassin Fox
James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie
Wanted Comic (via Slashfilm)