Full disclosure: While the last couple of Retro Reviews represented the top-selling Marvel and DC books of the year 2005, I can’t find the numbers on the top-selling independent books. (The Top 300 Comics of that year consist entirely of Marvel/DC joints, unsurprisingly.) So, looking month-over-month, I found an issue that sold really well and seemed noteworthy, then rolled my mental dice and figured we’re probably close enough… Either way, we’re in for quite a ride with Mark Millar at the helm. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Wanted #6 awaits! **Today’s Retro Review contains adult themes, language and violence.
By Pooh writer, we’re not saying his work is something for the dung pile, but rather the co-writer of the Disney Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, Evan Spiliotopoulos.Â Evan has been tapped by Universal Pictures to write the sequel to the Mark Millar and J.G. Jones Wanted comic series. I’m a little confused on how this will play out.Â The ending of the comic book and the movie were both pretty concluding, so whipping out a sequel (especially when the movie ended with all the bad guys biting it) seems to be stretching things a bit.Â I just hope this news doesn’t
I you wandered through your LCS this week, you may have seen Angelina Jolie looking back at you.Â That’s because Top Cow has released the Wanted Movie Edition Trade Paperback to capitalize on the upcoming DVD release. The WANTED MOVIE EDITION not only contains the hit comic story by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, it also features a movie photo cover (see attached), interviews with the director and cast of the film, a character dossier, deleted scenes, a making-of-the-comic featurette and more. I think some are going to be dissappointed when they purchase the trade and find out Jolie on
I went to see Wanted on Friday, and even though many of the themes are the same from the MIllar comic, everything else was totally off.Â From the “fate” weaving machine, to the magic bullet theory, what was really missing was the “Oh Shnike!” moments that played better in the comic. Was the movie enjoyable?Â As an action flick, yes.Â As a comic book adaptation, a big no.Â I’ve heard some grumblings that the movie was a real downer, with the bad guys winning in the end.Â In a movie filled with moral ambiguity having the lesser evil win, sat
When we discussed Wanted in the last Major Spoilers Podcast, we speculated how far the film would deviate from the original series. While there are still some things that will be very different, there are a great number of things that are taken directly from the page. Empire Online has a quick featurette on its site that compares the book and the movie. via Empire Online
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the panel will be reviewing Mark Millar and J.G. Jones’ Wanted from Top Cow. What if everything in your life was out of your hands and those around you propelled your fate? Your girlfriend left you for your best friend; your boss gave your job to someone better. What if then, after all this, someone gave you back total control? What if he revealed you were the next in line to join a secret society of super-villians that controlled the entire planet? Mark Millar and
I haven’t read the comic series, but after seeing the new trailer for the Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman movie, I really want to see Wanted (and not just because of the implied nude scene pictured above). If you missed the XLII commercial spot, head over to Yahoo! Trailers to check out the TV spot and theatrical trailer. via Yahoo!
You can read that headline in a number of different ways. If you are familiar with my life outside of comics, you’ve probably seen me write or comment about the Red One digital camera developed by Jim Jannard of Oakley glasses fame. This is one of those revolutionary pieces of technology that should officially release in a couple of weeks at the National Association of Broadcasters convention. In order to get a piece of equipment out to the mass market, it needs to be tested and developed, and that means beta testers. As much as I want one, like many
Who doesn’t want Angelina Jolie? According to Variety, Universal Pictures has snagged the actress to star with James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in Wanted. The action film is based on the graphic novel of the same name. McAvoy will play a young man who discovers his father is an assassin, only to learn shortly thereafter that his dad has been murdered. The youth is drafted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Jolie will play an assassin who teaches the ropes to the wannabe killer. The script is by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, with a rewrite by Dean Georgaris, and
James McAvoy has been signed on to star in the Universal Pictures adaptation of Top Cow’s Wanted. The story follows a put-upon young man who discovers that his long-lost father is an assassin. After his dad is murdered, the son is recruited into a covert organization of killers and trained to follow in his father’s footsteps. via Hollywood Reporter (link)