Trailer Bulletin: Bending Bullets And More Angelina Jolie In The Second Wanted Trailer

Directed with a familiar flair from Night Watch helmer Timur Bekmanbetov.

by | March 5, 2008 | Comments

RT’s nabbed the exclusive new trailer for Wanted, Universal’s high-octane assassin thriller starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy. And if you’re a fan of the Russian fantasy-horror Night Watch trilogy, you have even more reason to get excited.

If you’ve seen any of Timur Bekmanbetov‘s Night Watch movies (part three, Twilight Watch, is supposedly in production) then you should feel an instant familiarity with the new trailer for Wanted, Bekmanbetov’s English-language and Hollywood debut. Adapted from a limited-run comic book series by Mark Millar, Wanted is about a bookish young man (James McAvoy) who discovers that his late father was a super assassin and that he is next to join the ranks of a secret society of killers with superpowers led by Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie.

Wanted Angelina Jolie
Click for more Wanted images.

RT scored the exclusive new trailer for Wanted today (watch it here!), which should spark even more interest than when the first trailer and images (and those pics of Angelina Jolie’s fake tattooes) hit.

This new trailer goes way further to show us all the visual tricks and adrenaline-rush action that Bekmanbetov brings to the table. The aforementioned Night Watch and Day Watch films, box office record breakers in Russia, were awe-inspiring feats of special effects and invention similarly about a secret society of superpowered folk, some good and some evil, doing battle surreptitiously on the streets of modern-day Russia.


Wanted Angelina Jolie

Day Watch

An image from Bekmanbetov’s Wanted; an image from Day Watch.

Curious additional parallels abound between Wanted and Night/Day Watch: deadly battles between good and evil; superhuman characters living among the regular world; a male protagonist who stumbles into it all and discovers his own potential. Further, Bekmanbetov’s cinematic flair in this second Wanted trailer — high-speed chases, onscreen action that bends the laws of physics, clever displays like Jolie hanging out of a speeding car, driving with her foot and McAvoy “bending” a bullet — should strike a note of recognition with fans of his horror-fantasy work. Bekmanbetov reportedly made both Night Watch and Day Watch for roughly $4 million each; it should be interesting to see what he can do with a Hollywood cast and a budget more than ten times that — $50 million, to be exact.

Watch the second trailer for Wanted here to see for yourself; the pic hits theaters June 27.

Tag Cloud

First Look comiccon IFC Films Image Comics technology slashers HBO natural history Neflix Sundance TV rotten Nickelodeon 21st Century Fox elevated horror Television Academy sopranos The Academy golden globe awards vampires Holiday rotten movies we love ITV Marathons justice league APB criterion Nominations aliens DC Universe cancelled television NYCC canceled Dark Horse Comics nfl suspense football Super Bowl ABC Family Winter TV deadpool Stephen King Opinion comics Premiere Dates book adaptation quibi gangster CNN kaiju Holidays crime E3 2019 green book canceled TV shows emmy awards GoT satire Netflix Christmas movies PlayStation binge hidden camera documentary Trivia Pride Month supernatural heist movie 71st Emmy Awards diversity 73rd Emmy Awards video YA olympics trophy Sony Pictures TV One Instagram Live directors Classic Film Comedy Paramount Network 2021 cartoon 93rd Oscars foreign BET Star Trek romantic comedy basketball Podcast james bond Heroines mission: impossible Vudu El Rey rt labs telelvision indiana jones sequel Disney finale movies japan reviews USA Network comic book movie golden globes transformers cooking Brie Larson Hear Us Out spider-verse spanish Food Network franchise adventure ESPN 2017 popular AMC Rocketman aapi docudrama space debate DirecTV Funimation screenings theme song The Walking Dead Spring TV Fantasy Fall TV ABC historical drama Musicals legend doctor who Binge Guide Comic Book VOD dceu Bravo TBS mockumentary adaptation comic books 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards police drama spy thriller Awards Tour Tomatazos psycho Universal Pictures mcc cinemax Mary Poppins Returns VH1 Kids & Family Pop worst movies Spectrum Originals hist scary TV movies Musical television IMDb TV Cosplay casting tv talk Sundance Now streaming Britbox Apple TV Plus Hulu GIFs Certified Fresh 45 Pet Sematary cancelled TV shows OWN TCA Awards The CW The Witch TV king arthur Tokyo Olympics talk show leaderboard cults Box Office DGA war cancelled TV series Comedy Central Set visit reboot french teaser batman Elton John superman 24 frames Turner Exclusive Video christmas movies AMC Plus Pacific Islander adenture CMT Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Lifetime NBA Acorn TV 4/20 royal family BET Awards Anna Paquin game of thrones LGBTQ spain politics Logo psychological thriller vs. romance children's TV RT21 Television Critics Association richard e. Grant Sci-Fi screen actors guild Walt Disney Pictures The Arrangement Black History Month Red Carpet New York Comic Con travel HBO Max child's play Fargo sag awards medical drama Captain marvel blockbuster free movies MSNBC chucky miniseries Election joker scene in color VICE PBS stop motion BBC One USA Quiz classics rom-coms Summer Christmas scorecard festivals Broadway rt labs critics edition a nightmare on elm street women best WarnerMedia Warner Bros. critic resources X-Men saw Sundance Polls and Games TLC crossover twilight werewolf TCA CBS dramedy Family YouTube Red Tumblr Mindy Kaling Comics on TV south america Mary poppins cancelled posters FXX Academy Awards Country award winner laika ABC Signature TV Land cops Thanksgiving all-time Avengers FOX breaking bad marvel cinematic universe Interview Syfy Apple TV+ live action Shudder name the review Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TNT Pirates versus LGBT Cannes First Reviews Epix Universal animated Discovery Channel Netflix Marvel HBO Go trailers Trailer comedies genre History new york universal monsters Emmys wonder woman latino indie Apple Ghostbusters book revenge renewed TV shows Calendar Black Mirror Awards TruTV Grammys Pixar venice Lionsgate Peacock Disney Plus toy story documentaries facebook Countdown Best and Worst hispanic YouTube Film Festival Fox News razzies Toys scary movies dogs nature Marvel Studios sequels Amazon Prime Video anime CW Seed BBC America Valentine's Day zombies die hard strong female leads dark superhero remakes 2018 prank harry potter Rocky cats mob new zealand lord of the rings blaxploitation OneApp discovery festival blockbusters Winners know your critic boxing ghosts hispanic heritage month Song of Ice and Fire Amazon Studios fresh NBC 2015 serial killer Endgame Reality Paramount Plus Fox Searchlight 90s Pop TV Hallmark Christmas movies video on demand TCA Winter 2020 Oscars italian Baby Yoda Alien Film YouTube Premium composers period drama The Purge DC Comics slasher GLAAD docuseries mutant A24 Character Guide Tubi 99% game show Mudbound Turner Classic Movies American Society of Cinematographers halloween feel good 72 Emmy Awards RT History ID unscripted sports Lucasfilm Women's History Month halloween tv Cartoon Network Wes Anderson Amazon Prime TV renewals Rom-Com Infographic Marvel Television jamie lee curtis comic DC streaming service high school stand-up comedy anthology National Geographic asian-american zero dark thirty true crime FX on Hulu streaming movies nbcuniversal australia Mary Tyler Moore Superheroe based on movie MCU Tarantino films Watching Series Superheroes CBS All Access Horror Travel Channel BBC japanese Amazon Hallmark MTV stoner Freeform See It Skip It Mystery witnail TCM Reality Competition Disney+ Disney Plus action-comedy Crunchyroll SDCC FX comic book movies rt archives SXSW 2020 archives king kong crime drama Writers Guild of America Esquire spider-man thriller Ovation black target obituary Sneak Peek Action independent Video Games new star wars movies Legendary godzilla singing competition spinoff San Diego Comic-Con BAFTA series Showtime E! ViacomCBS 007 Spike parents boxoffice Columbia Pictures jurassic park 2016 Animation monster movies Nat Geo live event Ellie Kemper critics political drama spanish language young adult TIFF international Photos Comic-Con@Home 2021 TCA 2017 kids 1990s Disney streaming service biography fast and furious Crackle Year in Review Creative Arts Emmys Masterpiece dreamworks black comedy cars hollywood Rock biopic worst President Schedule Arrowverse Starz IFC Western dc marvel comics pirates of the caribbean Teen what to watch Adult Swim sitcom Trophy Talk toronto A&E Martial Arts dexter robots Extras Biopics ratings movie SundanceTV Drama art house crime thriller WGN concert Chernobyl Music Lifetime Christmas movies Disney Channel kong 20th Century Fox PaleyFest disaster Shondaland social media zombie news dragons science fiction Emmy Nominations Paramount The Walt Disney Company Star Wars