Wanted Delayed To Mid-Summer

Universal Pictures has announced that Timur Bekmambetov’s film version of the Mark Millar-JG Jones graphic novel “Wanted” has been pushed back from March 28th to a mid-Summer bow on June 27th.

James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Common and Angelina Jolie star as members of a secret society that carries out the orders of fate itself. The flick will now battle it out with Pixar’s sci-fi effort “Wall-E” and the Tom Cruise thriller “Valkyrie.”

Nikki Rocco, Universal Pictures’ President of Distribution, stated that “After an early look at Wanted, we are certain that it fulfills its promise as a stunning, committed, thrilling, eye-popping vision that introduces a bold new narrative. We believe it can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the event titles of the summer and will give audiences a chance to discover a fresh new alternative. We are excited to date the film on June 27.”