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Timur Bekmambetov Discusses Being Wanted

Published June 11, 2007 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property respective holders.
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Since adaptations seem to be the theme kicking off the week, why not see what director Timur Bekmambetov has to say about the upcoming sci-fi actioner, Wanted.

Bekmambetov Talks Wanted

MTV caught up with Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov -- who will be making his English-language debut with Wanted -- to discuss the upcoming sci-fi film and what makes him so popular.

"Wanted is the story of a young boy who discovers that his father is a member of an evil organization that controls the world — when he gets killed, the boy wants revenge," the director said of the Bourne Identity-like setup, which casts "Last King of Scotland" star McAvoy as the villainous protagonist. "It's a comic book movie, but it looks real. For me, it's the same experience as 'Night Watch' and 'Day Watch' because what we are trying to do is tell a fantasy story with real drama and without conventions. Every time, we are undercutting it with reality."

The director said he plans to once again create a reality brimming with visual revelations — and then take it all apart. "We will create a world, and then we will destroy this world," he laughed. "The hero will discover the whole world. It looks ordinary, but it's not. It's an industrial world filled with weaving machines, lots of traps, lot of looms flying back and forth and predicting the future. The looms weave these fabrics, and the fabrics have a pattern, like a binary code, that has information. The weavers can read the fabric — they see the structure of it and they can read its messages. Then they know who has to be killed to keep the balance of the world."

Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Common and Kristen Hager have been cast to star in Wanted. The film is due out on March 28th of next year.

For the entire report on Bekmambetov and Wanted, head on over to MTV.

Stay tuned for updates.

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