CHICAGO – If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a director and a producer, let “47 Ronin” explain how the hierarchy of creativity hinders the evolution of even the most straightforward-sounding pitches. “47 Ronin” is the type of samurai movie set in Japan that features native actors speaking only English, while Keanu Reeves stars as an outsider clearly plunked into the picture for stateside star power.
Chicago-filmed 'Wanted' with Angelina Jolie did reshoots on March 15 and 16, 2008
Today is March 23, 2008. “Wanted” is currently slated to release in theaters on June 27, 2008, which is about three months from now.
We just learned that the film, which filmed in part in Chicago and stars Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, only a week ago (specifically on March 15 and 16, 2008) was doing even more reshoots. How do we know? The following Flickr images (also picked up on /Film) say it all.
They’re still doing additional photography on Wanted? From what I understand Chicago production wrapped in Late August or early September 2007. In February, director Timur Bekmambetov explained in a taped greeting at WonderCon that he could not be there because they are in the middle of filming “additional photography” (ie reshoots).