Wanted creator Mark Millar has posted an update on his official site about Universal Pictures’ adaptation of his graphic novel directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Night Watch”) and starring James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman.
Millar got to see 30 minutes of pre-vis (rough versions of sequences in a movie using computer graphics) for the film and talks about the footage:
This is going to be amazing. Like I trailered yesterday, even Gill’s Mum gave a big Keannu-style WHOA at a sequence between a car chase and a train. I can’t give much in the way of details here, but watching some of the scenes from the book come to life can only be compared to giving birth to a 100 million dollar baby. The opening sequence with The Killer plus boyfriends chasing his would-be assassins across the rooftops is just jaw-dropping. I was honestly pinching myself, worried I was bi-polar and this whole thing was just a wishful hallucination.
March 08 cannot get here fast enough. McAvoy, Freeman and the big star they aren’t telling you about until Summer plus an action director THIS GOOD really is going to be something special. Three months ago my expectations were zero. Now they’re enormous.
Wanted hits theaters on March 28, 2008.