New ‘Wanted’ Trailer and Pics Hit the Web
When I first heard about the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Mark Miller’s Wanted, I was, as I usually am in these situations, skeptical. Hollywood’s treatment of comic books has ranged greatly over the years and produced some seriously bad movies such as Daredevil, Ghost Rider and The League of Extrordinary Gentlemen.
However, to be fair, Hollywood also gets it right sometimes, like they did with Sin City, Batman Begins and X-Men. So, when I heard about the Wanted movie I was hopeful that this one could potentially join the ranks of "good" films — that is, until I saw the first trailer. And now, there’s another one — which doesn’t really make things any better.
I’m not sure what movie they think they’re making, but it isn’t Wanted — at least not the one that I read. Instead, we’re treated to what appears to be your standard action fare including guns, babes, car chases and explosions galore. Don’t get me wrong, I like all those things — especially babes that take on the form of Angelina Jolie.
What I don’t like is Hollywood buying the rights to a comic book just to use the title and not making a movie actually based, in some part, on that comic book. Sure, Wanted might have things about it that may be difficult to adapt for the movies — like an interesting bad guy made out of a certain waste material — but still, those are the things that made Wanted interesting, unique and fun in the first place.
In the alternate reality where I run everything, this kind of thing wouldn’t happen. Sadly, we don’t live in that world and instead have to deal with things like this. Well, enough of my ranting, head on over to MySpace if you want to see the new trailer and stills from the movie supposedly based on the Wanted comic book. Enjoy.