Night Watch director really WANTED Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy!!!
Published at: March 20, 2007, 2:16 a.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I'm not familiar with the graphic novel WANTED, but apparently Timur Bekmambetov (the Russian NIGHT WATCH films) is as he's directing an adaptation of it over at Universal Pictures. It has a great cast so far... Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman are the first to join up.
The story is about a young man who realizes his father is an assassin. Of course, he realizes this just before his dad is murdered and has to take it upon himself to continue the family business. Jolie will be training him in the arts of killing.
With someone as crazy as Bekmambetov behind the camera, this will be an interesting project. Even if it fails it'll be a glorious failure. What are your thoughts?