IMDb > Wanted (2008) > News
Wanted
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb


News for
Wanted (2008) More at IMDbPro »


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 63 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


Nominees announced for 2016 Screen Music Awards

26 September 2016 10:49 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Dressmaker.

Apra Amcos and the Agsc have unveiled the nominees for this year's Screen Music Awards.

The Dressmaker is out in front, up for Best Feature Film Score of the Year and Best Soundtrack Album, thanks to the work of David Hirschfelder.

Also up for gongs are well-known names such as Cezary Skubiszewski, Antony Partos, David Bridie, Michael Yezerski, and duo Adam Gock and Dinesh Wicks.

The most nominated composers are Partos and Yezerski, up for four awards each for work across various productions.

First-time nominees include Darren Seltmann, a former member of the Avalanches, and his singer-songwriter wife Sally. Their song from The Letdown, .Dancing in the Darkness., is up for Best Original Song Composed for the Screen.

Other new faces include Adam Moses, Nicholas Robert Thayer, Tristan Dewey, Helen Grimley and Anthony Egizii.

Winners will be announced November 8 at the City Recital Hall, Sydney. Emmy Award winning »

- Jackie Keast

Permalink | Report a problem


Everything You Want to Know About Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt's Romance

21 September 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Could there be a movie more poised to sweep us off our feet than this December's Passengers? We'd be excited about this movie on star power alone - it's Jennifer Lawrence paired with Chris Pratt - but there's so much more that's making this one of the most anticipated releases of the year. It's a futuristic, space-set drama that pairs the charismatic duo as humans stranded on a spacecraft who eventually fall in love. The first trailer just came out, so if you're eager for more info, here's what we know so far. The Plot Lawrence plays Aurora and Pratt plays Jim, two passengers who have been sleeping in suspended animation on a spacecraft bound for a colony 120 years away. They wake up 90 years early, and as they navigate their lives on the ship, they start to fall in love. When they find out their ship is in danger, though, »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

Permalink | Report a problem


James McAvoy To Lead A Robot Rebellion In Sci-Fi Movie ‘Extinction’

9 September 2016 12:32 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

  The “X-Men” franchise keeps him in steady employment, but it’s a while since James McAvoy has had a real critical and commercial hit on his own. “The Last King Of Scotland” and “Wanted” launched him a decade or so ago, but more recently films like “Victor Frankenstein,” “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby,” “Filth” and […]

The post James McAvoy To Lead A Robot Rebellion In Sci-Fi Movie ‘Extinction’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

Permalink | Report a problem


Ben-Hur movie review: it’s fine, everything is fine

9 September 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take…

It’s not great. It’s not terrible. It is bland manufactured entertainment product. It’s fine. Hollywood is not creatively bankrupt. Everything is fine. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s fine. Everything is fine. This new Ben-Hur is fine. It’s not great. It’s not terrible. It is a piece of bland manufactured entertainment product. It exists. It’s fine.

It’s not great. It’s not terrible. It’s fine. Hollywood is not creatively bankrupt. Everything is fine.

It’s fine that major Hollywood studios that insist they are businesses first sunk $100 million into producing a movie that no one was demanding, and many more tens of millions in advertising and marketing trying to convince audiences they wanted to see it. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

Permalink | Report a problem


The Age of Ire: How Marvel & DC fan the flames to sell comics

5 September 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on how Marvel and DC fan the flames to sell comics…

The classic age of comics were called ‘The Golden Age’. Pretty much from the moment Superman showed up hurling an Edsel at criminals. The Silver Age was ushered in when DC created a brand new Flash passing the mantle to Barry Allen. Classic characters were being reformatted for more modern times. The Bronze Age was when the medium matured and stakes were raised for our heroes. Speedy was a drug addict. Tony Stark was a drunk. Spider-Man didn’t save the day and poor Gwen Stacy paid the price. The Modern Age was signified by Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns; stories that brought a darker, grittier type of hero to the medium. A trend that has continued very much to this new day.

However, I think the modern age has ended, and a new era has begun. »

- Anghus Houvouras

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Ben-Hur’ Could Lose $100 Million at Box Office

23 August 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben-Hur” could lose $100 million after collapsing at the box office last weekend.

The biblical epic cost well over $100 million to produce and tens of millions to market and distribute globally. That amounts to a hefty price, one that stands little chance of being recouped following “Ben-Hur’s” paltry $11.2 million domestic debut. The film will be lucky to top out at $30 million when it finishes its stateside run, and will almost certainly shed screens next weekend as theaters try to move more popular films onto that real estate.

Those estimates come from executives at rival studios. Sources close to the film, however, believe the ultimate losses will likely be between $60 million and $75 million, because they think that the film could do well on DVD and other home entertainment platforms. “Ben-Hur” seemed to resonate more strongly in the South, particularly with faith-based consumers.

Overseas, “Ben-Hur” may fare better. The film kicked off to $10.7 million from 18 international markets, »

- Brent Lang

Permalink | Report a problem


'Ben-Hur' Review: A Remake Disaster of Biblical Proportions

19 August 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The last of the summer's movie epics is a digitalized eyesore hobbled in every department by staggering incompetence. I'm talking about Ben-Hur, a remake of William Wyler's 1959 milestone (there was also a 1925 silent version) that won Charlton Heston an Oscar in the title role and put the climactic chariot race in the action-movie canon. No time capsule inclusion or little gold men for this pisspoor reboot, however. Executive producers Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey have been pushing projects — The Bible on TV, Son of God in theaters »

Permalink | Report a problem


Talking Ben-hur with Morgan Freeman and Jack Huston

18 August 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Ben-Hur is an epic historical action drama film directed by Tim Bekmambetov. Not be confused as a remake, the film has been termed as a re-imagining based on the same source material, and follows what happens when a nobleman, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), is falsely accused of treason by his childhood friend and adoptive brother Messala (Toby Kebbell). He survives years of slavery under the Romans and attempts to get revenge by challenging Messala to a grand chariot race while being forever changed after a series of encounters with Jesus. The film produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey also stars Morgan Freeman.

Lrm: Your role has kind of expanded from the ’59 version. Would you say that gave you a little more freedom as to how to interpret it, versus how the other actors had something to compare to?

 

Morgan Freeman: You could say that, but I won’t say that. »

- Fernando Esquivel

Permalink | Report a problem


Ben-Hur Review: It's Not Great, nor Worthy of Hate

17 August 2016 8:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Up until somewhat recently, all of the movie reviews on this site used the five-star grading system. The college newspaper I wrote for also used the star system, and I used to enjoy the economy of language at play there. If you want the tiniest snapshot of an opinion on a film, one just needs to see how many stars were given, and if you wanted to know more, or why, you could just read the review in full. Still, after a number of years, I found myself overthinking everything, second guessing my snap judgment star ratings, because, if I gave this movie this rating, it subsequently would mean I liked it more/less than X amount of movies I gave this other rating to, and on and on it'd go. If we still had the star system in play here, I honestly don't know what I'd give Ben-Hur. I »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Film Review: ‘Ben-Hur’

17 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When you watch the 1959 “Ben-Hur,” a studio classic so big and stodgy and literal that even the dialogue seems square-jawed, there’s something that tugs you right through the endless talk about high ideals and the birth of Christianity — and no, it’s not just the promise that after three hours, you’re going to get to see the chariot race to end all chariot races. It’s the presence of an actor who’s like an oak tree among twigs. As the title stud-slave, Charlton Heston projects a strength that’s brawny but internal — sturdiness resolved into muscle. Even his soul is clenched. He’s like a Hollywood glamour god sculpted by Michelangelo. You’d think that this sort of gladiatorial hero worship would have gone out of style, but, of course, you’d be wrong. It’s alive and kicking in a movie like “Gladiator,” where Russell Crowe »

- Owen Gleiberman

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Ben-Hur’ Review: Jesus Dies For Our Cinema Sins In This Redeemably Garish Biblical Epic

17 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The good news is that the story of Ben-Hur is so rock solid that not even the director of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” can screw it up completely. The sixth feature-length film or miniseries to be adapted from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ,” Timur Bekmambetov’s take on the religious epic inevitably lacks the grandeur of Fred Niblo’s 1925 silent or the girth of William Wyler’s 1959 Oscar-hoarding classic. After all, this is 2016 (more specifically, the summer of 2016), a time when movies about Jesus are pitched only to the converted, and blockbusters can only be longer than 120 minutes if they end with two iconic superheroes fighting each other to a stalemate.

But if this new “Ben-Hur” was only provided with a fraction of the potential that’s been afforded to its predecessors, it sometimes finds the strength to reach out and scrape against its frustratingly low ceiling. »

- David Ehrlich

Permalink | Report a problem


'Ben-Hur' Director on How His Remake Differs From Charlton Heston's Film and How He Found His Judah

4 August 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Walking into the home office of Timur Bekmambetov, the filmmaker behind Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and the upcoming Ben-Hur (Aug. 19), one wouldn't expect to find a shrine to Walt Disney. After all, the Kazakhstan-born filmmaker first made his mark with the creepy, visually inventive R-rated horror fantasy Night Watch, which became Russia's highest-grossing film in 2004. He followed that with the sequel Day Watch (which topped its predecessor) before his first American film — 2008's Angelina Jolie vehicle Wanted — earned $341.4 million worldwide. But today, the director-producer lives in Disney's former

read more

»

- Rebecca Ford

Permalink | Report a problem


'Preacher: Season One" congregates on Blu-ray and DVD in October

26 July 2016 9:59 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Seth Metoyer

MoreHorror.com

Preacher is one of my favorite series currently running on TV and it's going to be released on Blu-ray and DVD October 4.

The first season takes a while to get going, mostly because of character development but it really gets going. Lots of gore and is damned hilarious in spots. Very interesting characters as well. Can't wait for season 2. Read more about the upcoming release below.

From the Press Release

Based on the popular 1990s cult comic book series of the same name, the critically-acclaimed Preacher: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The darkly comedic, hard-hitting, supernatural thrill-ride follows Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, TV’s “Agent Carter,” Captain America: The First Avenger) who, after a supernatural event at his church, is thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. »

- admin

Permalink | Report a problem


Common Boarding MGM’s ‘Cooley High’ Remake

19 July 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Common has signed on to produce and star in MGM’s remake of coming-of-age drama “Cooley High” with DeVon Franklin and Tony Krantz also producing.

Seth Rosenfeld will write the script for the remake. The original film, released in 1975 by American International Pictures, was set in 1964 Chicago and focused on a pair of high school seniors who are best friends — played by Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs — during the final weeks of the school year.

Cooley High,” which had a $750,000 budget, was a major success with $13 million in domestic grosses. Tony Krantz’ father Steve Krantz was the producer with Michael Schultz directing from Eric Monte’s script.

Franklin will produce the remake through his Franklin Entertainment while Common produces under his Freedom Road Productions and Krantz through Flame Ventures. Drew Comins will executive produce for Flame Ventures along with Derek Dudley for Freedom Road.

MGM’s production chief Jonathan Glickman »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


First Featurette Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Ben-Hur Remake

6 July 2016 7:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paramount Pictures has today released the first featurette for Ben-Hur, the remake of the Charlton Heston led Oscar winning classic. Directed by Wanted‘s Timur Bekmambetov, the movie looks surprisingly good (whether or not it will be is another matter) and will hopefully turn talented Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston into a household name.

This version of Ben-Hur will play up the parallel storyline of Jesus Christ, but the main drama is actually the blood feud between Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, who grew up best friends before the Roman Empire took control of Jerusalem. Ben-Hur was a Jewish prince and Messala the son of a Roman tax collector, but after the latter leaves to be educated in Rome for five years, the young man returns with a different attitude and mocks Judah and his religion.

When a procession passes by Judah’s house and a roof tile accidentally falls and hits the governor, »

- Josh Wilding

Permalink | Report a problem


Mark your calendar: the ‘Wicked’ movie just got a release date

16 June 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Wicked will finally be on the big screen, 16 years after opening on Broadway. The movie musical adaptation of Elphaba’s story will be our Christmas gift when Universal StudiosWicked musical hits theaters on December 20, 2019. The studio revealed the film’s release date today. Producer Marc Platt (Into the Woods, Wanted) had previously said a 2016 release date was a “loose goal.” Platt and Universal (the company’s Stage Productions arm) were also behind the hit Broadway show retelling the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Since opening in 2003, it’s become the 10th longest-running Broadway show and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning three. Stephen Daldry, known both for his Oscar-winning (The Hours) and Tony-winning (Billy Elliot) work, is set to direct the film. No word on casting yet. Also no word on whether we’ll ever see a non-musical screen adaptation more directly adapted from Gregory Maguire’s Wicked novel. Salma Hayek was previously developing a mini-series based on the 1995 book. »

- Emily Rome

Permalink | Report a problem


"Wolverine 3: Weapon X" - More Leaked Set Images

16 June 2016 4:31 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more leaked images from the New Orleans set of director James Mangold's currently shooting $127 million budgeted, R-rated feature "Wolverine 3" aka "Weapon X", starring Hugh Jackman in his last screen appearance as the mutant 'Logan', with Patrick Stewart as 'Professor Xavier':

The original "Wolverine: Old Man Logan", is an eight-issue storyline from the 'Wolverine' ongoing series by writer Mark Millar ("Kick-Ass) and illustrator Steve McNiven

The series debuted June 2008, ran through "Wolverine" #66–#72 and ended in "Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan", September 2009, set in an alternate universe designated as 'Earth-807128'.

Set fifty years into the future, it uses a similar premise to another Millar book, "Wanted"...

... in which the world's super-villains band together to finally destroy all superheroes.

A new volume of "Old Man Logan" debuted during the 2015 "Secret Wars" storyline, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino. This was followed by an ongoing series starting January 2016, written by Jeff Lemire amd again illustrated by Sorrentino.

"...the Us has been conquered and divided amongst super-villains, with territories belonging to 'The Abomination', 'Magneto', 'Dr. Doom' and the 'Red Skull' who becomes the President. 

"Heroes have been wiped out of existence, with the few survivors in hiding.

"'Logan' lives with his wife 'Maureen' and young children 'Scotty' and 'Jade' on a barren plot of land in Sacramento, California. Logan.

"Logan's 'Wolverine' persona died the day 40 super-villains attacked the 'X-Mansion'. Unable to locate his 'X-Men' mutant teammates, Wolverine slaughters the attackers to ensure the safety of the mutant children. But Logan then realizes the entire assault was an illusion and his perceived enemies were actually his fellow X-Men.

"This destroyed him emotionally and mentally, and he fled the Mansion..." 

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Wolverine"...

»

- Michael Stevens

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Captain America: Civil War’s Mark Millar Gives Birth To ‘Reborn’ With DC Comics ‘Batman’ Artist Greg Capullo: Is This The Next Big IP For Hollywood?

6 June 2016 2:33 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Since revamping many of the Marvel characters, the prolific Mark Millar has been creating new comic book franchises that have then been made into movies: Captain America: Civil War, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass and Wanted. Now comes word he is dropping one of his most anticipated comic series after nabbing the talents of DC Comics’ Batman artist Greg Capullo. The property, which has the potential of being another big IP for movie studios and/or the… »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Captain America: Civil War’s Mark Millar Gives Birth To ‘Reborn’ With DC Comics ‘Batman’ Artist Greg Capullo: Is This The Next Big IP For Hollywood?

6 June 2016 2:33 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Since revamping many of the Marvel characters, the prolific Mark Millar has been creating new comic book franchises that have then been made into movies: Captain America: Civil War, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass and Wanted. Now comes word he is dropping one of his most anticipated comic series after nabbing the talents of DC Comics’ Batman artist Greg Capullo. The property, which has the potential of being another big IP for movie studios and/or the… »

Permalink | Report a problem


"Wolverine 3" Leaked Set Images

2 June 2016 11:51 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

We have leaked images from the New Orleans set of director James Mangold's currently shooting $127 million budgeted, R-rated feature "Wolverine 3", starring Hugh Jackman in his last screen appearance as the mutant 'Logan', based on Marvel Comics' "Old Man Logan" storyline, opening March 3, 2017:

The original "Wolverine: Old Man Logan", is an eight-issue storyline from the 'Wolverine' ongoing series by writer Mark Millar ("Kick-Ass) and illustrator Steve McNiven. 

The series debuted June 2008, ran through "Wolverine" #66–#72 and ended in "Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan", September 2009, set in an alternate universe designated as 'Earth-807128'.

Set fifty years into the future, it uses a similar premise to another Millar book, "Wanted", in which the world's super-villains band together to finally destroy all superheroes.

A new volume of "Old Man Logan" debuted during the 2015 "Secret Wars" storyline, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Andrea Sorrentino. This was followed by an »

- Michael Stevens

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 63 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners