Timur Bekmambetov (“Night Watch,” “Day Watch”) is currently working on the comic adaptation “Wanted” and revealed some surprising details about the project.
The Mark Miller comic followed an ordinary office worker who discovers that he’s actually the son of one of the greatest supervillains that ever lived, and now that his father is dead he must take his place.
Bekmambetov however revealed to MTV News that some definite changes are in order for the story – namely that the supervillain group whom he and his father belong to will now have a more mystical quality:
“He soon finds himself carrying out the death orders of the Fates, literal weavers of every human’s lifeline…We built a huge textile factory in Prague. The production designer, John Myhre, built this huge set and we’ve created a mythology in this world of weavers. The hero will discover the whole world. It looks ordinary, but it’s not. It’s an industrial world filled with weaving machines, lots of traps, lot of looms flying back and forth and predicting the future. The looms weave these fabrics, and the fabrics have a pattern, like a binary code, that has information. The weavers can read the fabric – they see the structure of it and they can read its messages. Then they know who has to be killed to keep the balance of the world.”
Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy star in the film which is due out late next year.