Wanted


1h 44m 2008

Brief Synopsis

25-year-old Wes is a slacker who hates his life--with good reason, because it sucks. At work, his ballbuster of a boss lives to torment him in front of his fellow cubedwelling drones. Back home, his skeezy girlfriend is a sexual magnet for everyone except him, including Wes' supposed best friend. No wonder this loser is on his tenth prescription for panic attack pills, which he downs like candy between cardboard meals of vegan tofu wraps. Wes' pathetic excuse for an existence might just as well come to an end and save him a lifetime of prolonged misery. Fortunately for Wes, his life is over--his old one, anyway--and all because of a girl. Enter hot Fox, who crashes into Wes on the business end of a smoking gun. Seems Wes' long-lost and mostly forgotten dad was killed while working for the Fraternity--a centuries-old league of supersensory trained assassins pledged to carry out the unbreakable orders of fate. Their motto: Kill one, save a thousand. Now it's Wes' turn to follow in his father's footsteps and release the caged wolf that's always lurked inside of him. Killing is in Wes' blood, and he trains under Fox and a motley-but-lethal crew that includes the Fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan. The neophyte is forcefully pummeled into developing lightning-quick reflexes and superhuman agility. No one said becoming an assassin would be easy. The former slacker is reborn as the golden boy of the Fraternity and Wes starts to relish his new life, even exacting some best-served-cold revenge on tormentors past. But soon, the sweet taste of power sours when he realizes that the intentions of his deadly associates aren't as noble as first presented. As he wavers between newfound heroism and soul-killing vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one--neither cold-blooded father nor steaming-hot assassin--could ever teach him: He alone controls his destiny.

Film Details

Also Known As
Wanted (Universal Pictures), Wanted: Choisis ton destin
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Crime
Thriller
Fantasy
Adaptation
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Jakub Kaderabek; Stanislav Hubacek
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Prague, Czech Republic; Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

25-year-old Wes is a slacker who hates his life--with good reason, because it sucks. At work, his ballbuster of a boss lives to torment him in front of his fellow cubedwelling drones. Back home, his skeezy girlfriend is a sexual magnet for everyone except him, including Wes' supposed best friend. No wonder this loser is on his tenth prescription for panic attack pills, which he downs like candy between cardboard meals of vegan tofu wraps. Wes' pathetic excuse for an existence might just as well come to an end and save him a lifetime of prolonged misery. Fortunately for Wes, his life is over--his old one, anyway--and all because of a girl. Enter hot Fox, who crashes into Wes on the business end of a smoking gun. Seems Wes' long-lost and mostly forgotten dad was killed while working for the Fraternity--a centuries-old league of supersensory trained assassins pledged to carry out the unbreakable orders of fate. Their motto: Kill one, save a thousand. Now it's Wes' turn to follow in his father's footsteps and release the caged wolf that's always lurked inside of him. Killing is in Wes' blood, and he trains under Fox and a motley-but-lethal crew that includes the Fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan. The neophyte is forcefully pummeled into developing lightning-quick reflexes and superhuman agility. No one said becoming an assassin would be easy. The former slacker is reborn as the golden boy of the Fraternity and Wes starts to relish his new life, even exacting some best-served-cold revenge on tormentors past. But soon, the sweet taste of power sours when he realizes that the intentions of his deadly associates aren't as noble as first presented. As he wavers between newfound heroism and soul-killing vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one--neither cold-blooded father nor steaming-hot assassin--could ever teach him: He alone controls his destiny.

Crew

Bill Abbott

Music Editor

Nikina Abramov

Prosthetic Makeup

Deena Adair

Hairdresser

Keith Adams

Location Manager

Michael Ahasay

Special Effects Foreman

Ben Aickin

Digital Effects Artist

Maxim Alaev

Digital Effects Artist

Laura Albert

Stunt Performer

Adam Aldridge

Special Effects Technician

Kenny Alexander

Stunt Performer

Denis Alymov

Animation Supervisor

Kwame Amoaku

Assistant Location Manager

Mitchell Amundsen

Director Of Photography

Travis Andersen

Post-Production Assistant

Tina Anderson

Post-Production Supervisor

Jay Appleberry

Special Effects Foreman

Georgy Arevshatov

Digital Effects Artist

Timothy Armstrong

Video Assist/Playback

Karen Asatryan

Character Animation

Martin Asbury

Storyboard Artist

Carol Ashley

Digital Effects Artist

Georgiy Asriyants

Digital Effects Artist

David Aulds

Digital Effects Artist

Varya Avdyushko

Costume Designer

Rocky Babcock

Lighting Technician

Ian Backer

Production Assistant

Dean Bailey

Stunt Performer

Sergei Bajanov

Digital Effects Artist

Jason Baker

Animation Director

Jan Balan

Grip

Lukas Balek

Special Effects Assistant

Noah Banks

Rigging Electrician

Gary Barber

Executive Producer

Craig Bardsley

Animator

Bridgett Baron

Accountant

Jonathon Barrass

Special Effects Technician

Matthew Barrett

Plasterer

Ray Barrett

Construction Manager

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Roman Bartos

Assistant Director

Evgeny Barulin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Petr Baster

Assistant Location Manager

David Baxa

Art Director

Gary Baxley

Stunt Performer

Gregg Baxter

Adr Editor

Jeremy Beiermann

Production Coordinator

Matthew Bell

Character Animation

Richard Bell

Animation Director

Tomas Belohradsky

Sound Mixer

Sheryl Benko

Post-Production Coordinator

Paul Bentman

Special Effects Technician

Dave Bergstrom

Sound Engineer

John Berri

Visual Effects Editor

Pavel Bezborodov

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ian Biggs

Special Effects Technician

Senica Billingsley

Production Assistant

Roger Birnbaum

Executive Producer

Nancy Bishop

Casting

Olga Blagova

Visual Effects

Jiri Blesk

Rigging Electrician

Roman Bobrov

Digital Effects Artist

Andrea Bocelli

Song Performer

Marketa Bockova

Props

Ekkehard Boehnel

Rigging Electrician

Egor Borisko

Digital Effects Artist

Kelly Borisy

Key Grip

Scott Borisy

Grip

Michael Brandt

Story By

Michael Brandt

Screenplay

Julian Bratolyubov

Music

Blair Breard

Line Producer

Blair Breard

Unit Production Manager

Patrick Brady Breen

Location Manager

David Brenner

Editor

Terry Bridle

Special Effects Technician

Fernando Briones

Best Boy Grip

Dick Brown

Special Effects Technician

Jophery Brown

Stunt Performer

Veronika Brtova

Assistant Director

Martin Brych

Assistant Camera

Bara Bucharova

Assistant Set Decorator

Jaap Buitendijk

Photography

Klara Bukovska

Unit Manager

Maxim Bulanov

Prosthetic Makeup

Ross Burgess

Animator

Marina Burkova

Visual Effects

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Kim Buttlar

Coordinator

Eddie Bydalek

Sound

Joseph Calomino

Generator Operator

Chris Carlisle

Coproducer

Gianni Casalnuovo

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jonelle Castillo

Production Assistant

Denis Cebulkin

Digital Effects Artist

Jana Cepelakova

Seamstress Supervisor

Ales Cepelka

Art Director

David Cerny

Set Production Assistant

Tomas Cervenka

Boom Operator

Michal Chadima

Video Assist/Playback

Grigory Chalenko

Digital Effects Artist

Aliza Corson Chameides

Digital Effects Artist

David J Chamerski

Property Master

Evgeny Chmil

Visual Effects Producer

Daniel Chuba

Visual Effects Producer

Patrick Clancey

Titles And Opticals

Temple Clark

Conceptual Illustrator

Cam Clarke

Looping Coordinator

Christopher Cleek

Assistant Art Director

John Cloke

Painter

Thomas Coe

Assistant Director

Harry Cohen

Sound Designer

Karen Cohen

Makeup Artist

Karen Cohen

Hair Stylist

Gil Combs

Stunt Performer

John Cramman

Special Effects Technician

Samuel Craven

Editor

Gino Crededio

Generator Operator

Graham Cristie

Animation Director

Simon Crook

Location Manager

Mark Cueto

Electrician

Petr Cupanek

Grip

Miroslav Cyprian

Construction

Thomas Dadras

Visual Effects Supervisor

Frank D Dambra

Painter

Julie Dartnell

Hair Stylist

Julie Dartnell

Makeup Artist

Sophie Dasic

Accountant

Tobiasz Daszkiewicz

Stunt Performer

Steve Davies

Electrician

Jimmie Davis

Song

Linda De Vetta

Makeup Artist

Dean Dematteis

Graphics Coordinator

Arkadiy Demchenko

3-D Artist

Brandon Dennehy

Production Assistant

Andrey Deych

Animation Supervisor

Demetra Diamantopoulos

Production Supervisor

Cassie Dixon

Post-Production Assistant

Jamie Dixon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Pavel Dobs

Props

Michal Dolezal

Production Assistant

Sergey Drozhzhin

Digital Effects Artist

Luke Drummond

Digital Effects Artist

Roman Dryagalin

Digital Effects Artist

Mike Durkan

Special Effects Technician

Yaroslav Dyachenko

Digital Effects Artist

Jack Dyer

Construction

Danny Elfman

Music

Tom Elkins

Assistant Editor

Sara Ellingen

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Elmar

Coordinator

Andrey Emelyanov

Animation Supervisor

David Emmerichs

Camera Operator

David Emmerichs

Steadicam Operator

Selcuk Ergen

Digital Effects Artist

Stanislav Ermakov

Digital Effects Artist

Leonid Ermoshin

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Espinosa

Assistant Director

Karen E. Etcoff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Luc Etienne

Assistant Director

Dave Evans

Props

Debbie Evans

Stunt Performer

Jana Alice Fabry

Accountant

Stefen Fangmeier

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jon Farhat

Visual Effects Supervisor

Pavlina Farkasova

Production Assistant

Ricky Farns

Special Effects Supervisor

Lauren Fash

Production Assistant

James Fierro

Stunt Performer

Maria Filatova

Digital Effects Artist

Geoffrey Fingerhut

Dolly Grip

Jonathan Flack

Digital Effects Artist

Allan M Fleischman

Set Designer

Paul Flinchbaugh

Assistant Sound Editor

Fred Folmer

Key Rigging Grip

George A Folmer

Rigging Grip

David Ford

Special Effects Technician

Petr Forejt

Sound Mixer

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Michael Franck

Helicopter Pilot

Sally French

Unit Production Manager

Sally French

Coproducer

Chris Freres

Rigging Grip

Milan Fridrich

Generator Operator

Marek Fritsch

Construction

Tonda Frohlich

Location Assistant

Adam Fuchs

Assistant Location Manager

Drew Fulton

Production Assistant

Renat Gabdrakhmanov

Digital Effects Artist

Miro Gabor

Camera Operator

Ladislav Gallus

Rigging Electrician

Pablo Gambetta

Production Assistant

Zachary Gannaway

Assistant Camera

Robb Gardner

Animation Director

Jeffery Garland

Photography

Jim Gaudio

Sound

Jiri Gazda

Key Grip

Bill Geddes

Dolly Grip

Dean Georgaris

Other

Sotos Georghiou

Digital Effects Artist

Lynn M Gephart

Visual Effects Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Wanted (Universal Pictures), Wanted: Choisis ton destin
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Crime
Thriller
Fantasy
Adaptation
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Jakub Kaderabek; Stanislav Hubacek
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Prague, Czech Republic; Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 27, 2008

Released in United States on Video December 2, 2008

Released in United States June 2008

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Opening Night) June 19-29, 2008.

Based on the comic book series "Wanted" created by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, published by Millarworld imprint and distributed by Top Cow.

Platinum Studios signed an exclusive deal with Top Cow to acquire and develop comic properties for film and television. As part of the deal, Top Cow's label Image Comics will distribute most of Platinum's comics and graphic novels. The deal also gives Platinum the largest independently controlled catalog of characters. Top Cow will dissolve its film and television production division.

Literary Sale Date: 03/04/2004

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.

Released in United States Summer June 27, 2008

Released in United States on Video December 2, 2008

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Opening Night) June 19-29, 2008.)

Nominated for the 2008 award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).