Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch) has signed a deal to direct his first English-language film, Universal Pictures’ Wanted.
Wanted is based on the comic book series by Mark Millar. Marc Platt set up the series with Univeral last year and will produce with Jason Netter and Jim Lemley, with Marc Silvestri executive producing.
The protagonist in Wanted is a nebbishy white-collar worker who discovers his father is the world’s most evil supervillain. After his dad is murdered, the son is recruited into a covert organization and trained to take up his father’s legacy.
The script was written by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (2 Fast 2 Furious), who are currently adapting Tom Clancy’s Red Rabbit for Paramount.