upon Mark Millar's explosive graphic novel series and helmed by stunning
visualist director Timur Bekmambetov & creator of the most successful
Russian film franchise in history, the Night Watch series & Wanted tells
the tale of one apathetic nobody's transformation into an unparalleled
enforcer of justice. In 2008, the world will be introduced to a hero for
a new generation: Wesley Gibson.
25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy)
was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known.
His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and
his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged
slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but
wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut.
Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).
estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the
Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad's death
by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop
lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team
lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given
by fate itself.
With wickedly brilliant tutors & including the
Fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman) & Wes grows to
enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But, slowly, he begins to realize
there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he
wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn
what no one could ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny.
Release Date: June 27th, 2008
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Common, Terence
Stamp and Thomas Kretschmann
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Screenplay by: Michael Brandt & Derek Haas and Chris Morgan
Michael Brandt & Derek Haas
Based on the Series of Comic Book by:
Mark Millar and J.G. Jones