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Wanted synopsis differs from comic

Wanted_Cover.jpgThe official synopsis for the film Wanted, the adaptation of Mark Millar's excellent comic has been posted online, and although it's very close to the original there's a slight difference in the reason behind eveything.

The synopsis is from Coming Soon and can be seen in full over the page. It seems that the main mission of the Fraternity is somewhat different than merely taking over and controlling the world...unless I missed something when I read the comic recently.

I'd love to see this on the big screen but I have a huge concern. If films like Watchmen cannot get made because of budget then I can't see how they can make this without huge cuts in the visuals of the film and parts of the story.

If you haven't read Wanted I'd suggest you do, it's a pretty cool comic...see the synopsis over the page...

25-year-old account manager Wes (James McAvoy) was the most pathetic, cube-dwelling hypochondriac the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend cheated on him daily and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this weakling would never amount to anything. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die a slow, clock-punching death.

Until he became Wanted.

After the murder of a father he never knew, Wes discovers powers beyond his dreams. He becomes the latest recruit in the Fraternity--a secret society of assassins--and develops lightning-quick reflexes with superhuman agility. Wes soon learns his league of henchmen has but one mission: carry out the death orders of the mythological Fates, weavers of every man's lifeline.

With wickedly brilliant tutors, he morphs into a killing machine and starts erasing one bad guy after another. But as Wes grows into the mantle passed down by his father...he discovers his clan members are not exactly the enforcers of justice they claim to be. Just as he gets everything he ever Wanted, Wesley Gibson will learn that with the ability to deliver death comes an even more difficult power...controlling your own life.

See what I mean? A few subtle differences, but are they really going to affect the story? What I loved about this is that you kept expecting it to go in two different directions, and it never does.

James McAvoy is signed to play the character and the superb Timur Bekmambetov from the Russian Night-Day Watch series is on board to direct.

The question for me is not only about the plot direction, but who's going to be cast in the other roles which seem so modelled on actual charcters in film and real life. McAvoy takes the role that looked so much like Eminem, will the others cast against image?





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Richard, has anybody told you how indefatigable you are? Here I am posting on your recent articles and just when I have taken a breath you are here with another! Last Wednesday alone you made 19 articles in a day! Not that I am complaining... ;D

Back to this article.

Oh and James McAvoy is attached? That's good enough reason for me! I cant wait to see him in Starter for 10 and The Last King of Scotland.

Well Friday is the day off so I can get a few stories done. There's been things happening which I thought meant less articles, but it actually means I'm more focused and get more written.

However I have to get back to watching films! I have a bunch of screeners, some even sitting from months ago and I really have to get them seen.

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