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Wanted (2008)

 -  Action | Crime | Fantasy  -  27 June 2008 (USA)
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A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.

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A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps. Written by Anonymous

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Their world. Her rules. His destiny. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,814,055 (UK) (27 June 2008)

Gross:

$134,568,845 (USA) (25 September 2009)
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Trivia

The script went through several revisions with the most significant one being the third act that was rewritten by Chris Morgan in mid-2006. The first draft was rejected by Mark Millar because he felt the script was too tame and Americanized. Dean Georgaris also contributed a rewrite and tailored the role of The Fox specially for Angelina Jolie. Finally, original writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt then put in the final rewrite to even out the voice of Wesley, which was established in the first draft. See more »

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It's a little strange that the fraternity uses binary code, especially since the binary code that they used correlates to the ASCII chart (e.g. '01101000' translates to an 'H'). The first ASCII chart was created in 1963, and the version they use was updated in 1986. Binary code is perfectly reasonable given the explanation of how the cloth is "read". The use of ASCII specifically is strange, but any speculation on this point is moot given events that transpire later in the film. See more »

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Wesley: [voice-over] It's my anorexic boss' birthday. This means there's a certain amount of inter-office pressure to stand around the conference table, eating crappy food and pretending to worship her. Acting for five minutes like Janice doesn't make all our lives miserable is the hardest work I'll do all day. My job title is account manager. I used to be called an account service representative, but a consultant told us we have to manage our clients, and to not service them. I have a ...
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There are no opening credits. The title appears as a headline on a newspaper well into the movie. See more »

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Written by Harry Garfield
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To The Extreme
20 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got back from an advanced screening of Wanted. I have to admit not being a fan of the Director, Tim Bekmambetov. Somewhat disappointed in his Russian Films Nightwatch and Daywatch. However, in his American directorial he delivers!! An abundance of profanities and over the top action sequences that are beyond xtreme fill the screen in a dizzying array of visual adrenaline. Holding you in a tight breathtaking grip with its interesting visual techniques, humor and acting. James McAvoy (the sweet faun from the Chronicles of Narnia) plays the loser we all know, Wesley Gibbon. The guy, who just trudges through life allowing himself to be walked upon, humiliated and has no desire to escape it, except in a bottle of anti-anxiety meds. Enter a beautiful Woman, Fox (Angelie Jolie), a mysterious wise man Sloan (Morgan Freeman) and his life instantly changes from Billing Reports to Gratuitous Violence, Mastering Weaponry Skills, and Assassination. Believe me when I say what the Matrix introduced, Wanted has mastered. The director is a skilled artist at using the camera in conveying visual emotions of Wesley like I have never seen before, wait I take that back, seen it in NightWatch. I definitely recommend this deliberately humorous, action packed, violent, profane, to-the-extreme film to be seen on the big screen - check this one out!!


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