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Jolie reveals more Wanted details

Wanted_Cover.jpgI find myself beginning to worry about the film adaptation of Mark Millar's Wanted. When I first heard about the film with James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Konstantin Khabensky and now Terrence Stamp, I was excited, especially with Timur Bekmambetov directing. However then we heard his take on the plot, and now Angelina Jolie reveals something more, and I'm wondering how far away from the original story this is going.

You'll remember that Timur Bekmambetov said the following about Wanted (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) and the main character:

"...he soon finds himself carrying out the death orders of the Fates, literal weavers of every human's lifeline...we've created a mythology in this world of weavers...

..."The hero will discover the whole world. It looks ordinary, but it's not. It's an industrial world filled with weaving machines, lots of traps, lot of looms flying back and forth and predicting the future. The looms weave these fabrics, and the fabrics have a pattern, like a binary code, that has information. The weavers can read the fabric - they see the structure of it and they can read its messages. Then they know who has to be killed to keep the balance of the world."

Okay, I didn't get any of that from the graphic novel, and it sounds like a major change and a major addition to the film. Today Angelina Jolie talks about the plot to MTV Movies Blog, and she reveals something else that's changing. Her character, and perhaps the Fraternity, are good guys?

"I am an assassin. I guess the idea behind the fraternity is if you knew, if you knew this guy was going to be Hitler, do you take him out today? Or do you wait? So it’s assassinating those who would later become the mass murderers of the world or the people."

Eh? Wait a moment, she's assassinating people who will become bad? I thought she and the Fraternity were super-villains. What with this and the whole weavers thing I'm pretty lost here. Is anyone else who knows the original story feeling like this?





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