(USA/Germany, 2008, 109 minutes)
A put-upon office worker finds out he is the son of a murdered hitman and, being recruited into the secret society his father belonged to, finds out he has skills he has never dreamed of. Sleek but outrageous comic-book actioner that is a lively thrill ride as long as you don't take it seriously.
Universal Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present, in association with Relativity Media, a Marc Platt/Kickstart production in association with Top Cow; produced in association with Ringerike Luftfahrtbeteiligungs. Starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common; and Angelina Jolie. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov; produced by Marc Platt, Jim Lemley, Jason Netter, Iain Smith; screenplay by Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Chris Morgan, based on a story by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas and on the comic-book series Wanted by Mark Millar and J. G. Jones; music by Danny Elfman; director of photography (DeLuxe, Panavision), Mitchell Amundsen; production designer, John Myhre; costume designer, Varya Avdyushko; film editor, David Brenner; visual effects supervisors, Stefen Fengmeier, Jon Farhat.