Changes Release Date
(and actually, it's a good thing)
Pictures made a bold move today, changing the release date
of Wanted from March 28 to Friday, June 27. Though
often a change signifies "needing more time to tinker,"
the film adaptation of Mark Millar and J. G. Jones' graphic
novel has just gotten a huge shot of confidence from the
McAvoy as Wesley in Wanted...
Universal thinks of this as a tentpole, which its earlier
date did not indicate. They're going to put it smack dab
in the middle between Iron Man and The Dark
Knight releases, which means they must be excited about
director Timur Bekmambetov's work.
press release quotes Nikki Rocco, Universal's President
of Distribution, “After an early look at Wanted,
we are certain that it fulfills its promise as a stunning,
committed, thrilling, eye-popping vision that introduces
a bold new narrative. We believe it can stand shoulder-to-shoulder
with the event titles of the summer and will give audiences
a chance to discover a fresh new alternative. We are excited
to date the film on June 27."
the film seems to change Wesley's family affiliation to
a group of anti-heroes instead of the out and out supervillains
they are in the graphic novel, all accounts sound like we'll
still be pleased with the tone and plot. In addition to
James McAvoy playing a hapless Wesley Gibson, the film features
Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie.