I met up with an old friend in Pasadena to smoke some hookah and catch up on old times; turns out he's working on his doctorate and his dissertation is about comic books. So, with my geek sonar pinging so loudly I could barely hear my own pathetic-ness, we talked comics for hours.
That's where I learned about Wanted
, a classically indie comic series where the Super Villains of defeated the Super Heroes, wiped their memories, and placed them back into the public eye as defunct actors (Adam West really WAS Batman, etc.)
This brilliant, cynical premise really caught my attention, but I was stuck on the generic name. And that's when I realized: they're making this into a movie this summer ... and it stars James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, and the quiveringly awesome directing prowess of Timur Bekmambetov.
So, with this in mind I rewatched the trailer, hoping that my first impression was tainted by Hollywood glintz.
It wasn't. It looks like they've nixed the Super Villain premise for "assassins" which begs the question, "why convert the graphic novel if you're going to through away the core premise?"
But then I saw the Russian version of the trailer and, let me tell you, at this point I don't care what they've done or havn't done to the story.
I'm going to see this film no matter what.Compare for yourself:American Trailer:Russian Trailer:http://filmz.ru/pub/1/14256_1.htm