Wanted (film) released

Wanted is a 2008 action film which is very loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar.

The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and stars Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp, James McAvoy and Konstantin Khabensky. The storyline follows Wesley Gibson, a frustrated office worker who discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin and decides to join the entity in which his father used to work, a secret guild called The Fraternity.

Production began in April 2007, with filming in the Czech Republic to later superimpose the sets on images of Chicago. Wanted was released on June 25, 2008 in the United Kingdom and June 27, 2008 in the United States, to both critical and commercial success. On January 22, 2009, it was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.