Universal has released the movie trailer for the big screen adaptation of Mark Millar’s graphic novel Wanted.
Aside from the terrible dialogue, Angelina Jolie’s overuse of eye makeup, and easily comparisons to The Matrix (read: many consumers will call this a Matrix ripoff), the trailer features a few interesting action moments. But all in all, I was expecting more for acclaimed visual director Timur Bekmambetov, who is best known as the creator of the Night Watch series. This Wanted trailer will be attached to American Gangster on Friday, but watch it now below.
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After months of rumors, George Miller is currently hard at work casting Justice League of America. Miller has been in Los Angeles since Saturday, auditioning a lot of young actors in a marathon casting session that started Sunday and continues through Monday. And by young actors, I mean YOUNG ACTORS. This is starting to look more like a Teen Titans movie.
Apparently, Miller wants actors who will be able to grow into their roles over the course of several movies. Did you read that? SEVERAL MOVIES. Until now it has been highly reported that Warner Bros wanted to use this team-up film as a launching pad for eventual single super-hero franchises. It appears that might be the long term plans, but Miller is looking to do more than one JLA movie.
According to Hollywood Reporter, 35 to 40 actors are set to test for Justice League, including: Adam Brody (The O.C.), Joseph Cross (Running With Scissors), D.J. Cotrona (Windfall), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Grindhouse), Michael Angarano (Sky High), Teresa Palmer (Wolf Creek), Max Thieriot (Jumper), rapper Common, Friday Night Lights stars Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki and Scott Porter. According to the report, the test included no costumes, and script pages.
Miller should be making some tough decisions by mid-week, which means we’ll be finding out the casting of f Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter probably by month’s end.
Rap artist Common (Smokin’ Aces) has joined the cast of Universal’s big screen adaptation of the popular Mark Millar graphic novel Wanted.
“I’m about to do this film called Wanted, which is starring Angelina Jolie,” Common informed MTVNews.com. “[It’s also got] Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy, who was also part of The Last King of Scotland with Forest Whitaker. And man, this movie is very exciting to even be talking about.”
I’ve actually begun reading the graphic novel (but at some point put it down). It’s not your usual superhero graphic novel. The movie follows Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy), who is offered the opportunity to seek revenge in the murder of his father, who was once a famous super-villainous assassin. Invited by his father’s partner, Sloan (Morgan Freeman), Gibson is mentored by The Fox, Sloan’s second-in-command (Angelina Jolie).
Common will play a character called the Gunsmith.
“I’m basically this dude that’s a master at shooting guns. I’m training this gentleman that’s coming in, who really has certain abilities but doesn’t know it; I’m training him on how to be what he should be.”
Nightwatch series director Timur Bekmambetov is currently filming the movie in Prague.