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Mark Millar visits Wanted set

Wanted_Cover.jpgMark Millar is the man who created the comic series Wanted, the story that is currently being filmed by Timur Bekmambetov and starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. Millar has just been talking about his visit to the set, and he's full of positives about the film.

He's written a very long and entertaining post about his set visit on his site, and he sounds more than happy with the first few moments of the film. Here's a few interesting quotes:

"...there [is] nothing-- I mean NOTHING-- more surreal than wandering around enormous, high school-sized sets of something that lived only in your head just a few years before. I wandered around wesley's apartment, touched the bedframe you saw on the splash page of issue two, sat on the chair where he was being toughened up just a few pages later and watched, in awe, the final edit of the scene from the end of the first issue. I promised Universal's white hot PR chick I wouldn't get more specific, but trust me when I say I'm still grinning from how good this looks...

...I saw the first 25 minutes of the movie itself and it's jaw-dropping. as we all know, the super-villains are different kind of villains now, but this first act is almost scene for scene the first two issues of the comic, right down to the dialogue and the captions. I couldn't be more happy with it. Timur is amazing. The west doesn't know what they're getting next March or how great he is yet. I instantly clicked with him as a guy and we're talking about another project together. I think he's the next big thing, perhaps the best action director around at the moment."

He goes onto rave about both James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie, making Jolie sound like every man's fantasy, and a normal, down to earth beauty at that. You can read the full posting on his site through Superhero Hype.

So he's really into it, and he does acknowledge a little about the changes which I'm so concerned about. I just hope he's right and that it turns out to be a superb film. He seems convinced so far.



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