The release of Angelina Jolie's new action movie "Wanted" is being pushed back to summer 2008. Universal Pictures has announced that instead of being launched on March 28, the movie that is adapted from Mark Millar graphic novel will be released on June 27, 2008.
On their press release, the production company stated, "Universal Pictures has moved the release date of its hotly anticipated fantasy-action-thriller Wanted from spring to summer. The film will now be released on Friday, June 27, rather than its former release date of March 28."
Giving reasons behind the changing of the movie release date, the studio's president of distribution, Nikki Rocco added, "After an early look at Wanted, we are certain that it fulfills its promise as a stunning, committed, thrilling, eye-popping vision that introduces a bold new narrative. We believe it can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the event titles of the summer and will give audiences a chance to discover a fresh new alternative. We are excited to date the film on June 27."
"Wanted", which will also be starred by James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and Common, tells a story about 25-year-old Wesley Gibson. In the movie, the apathetic young man met a woman, Fox, who charmed him to join the Fraternity, a society of assassins with special powers, in order to take vengeance for his father's death.
This fantasy thriller is produced by Marc Platt, Jason Netter, Jim Lemley and Iain Smith, while Marc Silvestri, Adam Siegel, Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber are executive producers. In the meantime, the movie that is directed by Timur Bekmambetov will be up against Tom Cruise's "Valkyrie" and Pixar's "Wall-E" because of the changed schedule.