CATEGORIES Action, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Casting, Newsstand, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Movie News, CinematicalOccasionally I get accused of not paying attention to movies that are not made in Hollywood or one of the other major centers of Western cinema. So, its with great happiness that I admit to being a huge fan of Russian director Timur Bekmambetov and his films Night Watch and Day Watch. Each film is a visual feast for the eyes and although not so easy to follow sometimes, they are nonetheless terrific and very exciting. Obviously I'm not the only one who thinks so as the director has had very little trouble recruiting some big Hollywood names for his next project -- the comic book action thriller Wanted.
Some of the names Bekmambetov has already lined up for Wanted, which is based on Mark Millar's series of graphic novels, include James McAvoy, Common, Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie. And now, according to an article over at MTV, the director has apparently not gone completely Hollywood and has cast an old friend in the film as well -- the very funny and engaging Konstantin Khabensky, who played Anton in the director's previous films. It's nice to see Bekmambetov hasn't forgotten his friends now that he's doing a film with big Hollywood stars and a larger budget. Seeing what he and his team were able to achieve given the relatively limited budgets of his other films, I can only expect even bigger and better things from Wanted. Sadly, we'll have to wait until next March to find out just how great the film really is.