Thursday, February 8, 2007

Wanted (set to be released 2008)

Now this looks really interesting.....
Wanted is a creator-owned comic book miniseries, consisting of six issues written by Mark Millar with art by J. G. Jones and published by Top Cow. It features an amoral protagonist who discovers he is the heir to a career as a super-villainous assassin in a world where such villains have secretly taken control of the planet.

The series is very adult in nature, similar to more grown-up 'super-hero' titles such as The Authority. Like the Authority or The Squadron Supreme, several characters are based on DC Comics super-villains. Rumour states that the series was originally supposed to be a revamp of the Secret Society of Super-Villains. The series bears a resemblance to Fight Club as it is about a despondent man in an unfulfilling white-collar job who finds a new lease on life but becomes extremely violent and marked as outside of 'normal' society. There is also a parallel between Wanted and The Matrix, particularly in the concept of a world secretly run by powerful, superhuman villains as well as the balletic gun battles between leather-clad fighters.

The Sunday Times dubbed the title "the Watchmen for super-villains."

Timur Bekmambetov will direct a film adaptation starring James McAvoy.

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