Expect the unexpected as host Phil Rosenthal, Emmy award winning producer and creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, brings his unique brand of humor to his search for the world's best food. I'll Have What Phil's Having is an unforgettable 6-part food and travel series that dishes up sublime fare bursting onto the international culinary scene, hidden delicacies, and a healthy dose of laughs.
Runtime: 60 minutes
I'll Have What Phil's Having - Wanted (2008 film) - Netflix
Wanted is a 2008 action thriller film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, and Chris Morgan. It is based on the comic book miniseries by Mark Millar and J. G. Jones, and stars James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, and Angelina Jolie. The plot follows Wesley Gibson (McAvoy), a frustrated account manager who discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin and decides to join the Fraternity, a secret society in which his father worked. Universal Pictures acquired the adaptation rights from Millar in 2004, and while the eventual script drifted from the comic book supervillain mythos in the original miniseries, he was content to see most of the comic's darker content retained. Production began in April 2007, with filming in the Czech Republic, Budapest, and the story's main setting, Chicago. Bekmambetov's production company, Bazelevs Production, provided the majority of the film's visual effects. Danny Elfman scored the film, employing a guitar-based musical score. Wanted opened on June 27, 2008 to generally favorable reviews and box office success. It grossed $341 million worldwide and reviews praised its fast pacing and stylized action scenes. A sequel was planned the same year as the film's release, but ultimately stalled in development.
I'll Have What Phil's Having - Development and pre-production - Netflix
The comic book miniseries Wanted (2003–04), by Mark Millar and J. G. Jones, came to the attention of Universal Pictures through executive Jeff Kirschenbaum, a comic book fan who sought a film adaptation that would be considered a “hard-R” and encouraged the studio to pick up the rights to the miniseries. By 2004, producer Marc Platt had gotten the film rights, and lobbied the studio to get Russian-Kazakh director Timur Bekmambetov, as Platt considered that the visual style and sensibility Bekmambetov showed in Night Watch (2004) and its sequel Day Watch (2006) fit Wanted in the sense that “the comic is dark and edgy but it also has an ironic, comedic tone beneath its violent action.” In December 2005, Bekmambetov was hired to direct, his first English-language film, and writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt were assigned the script. Bekmambetov described the original comic as “risky and very provocative”, with “a twist and good characters”, and declared that the thing that attracted him the most in Wanted was how it went through various film genres in its plot: “It's a comedy, a tragedy, a drama, a melodrama. Every scene, we change genres and that’s why our movie is different.” Universal was initially reluctant on giving a potentially lucrative action film to a filmmaker who had never made an English-language film, but Platt convinced the studio that he could “create an environment that would allow Timur to be himself as a filmmaker and exercise his creative muscles.” Millar was unhappy with the first draft of the screenplay, considering the approach to be “too tame” and “a little bit Americanized” given he wanted “basically be the opposite of the Spider-Man movie, the idea of someone getting powers and realizing they can do what they want, then choosing the dark path.” The author only started to support the direction the project was taking once Bekmambetov “came in with his Eastern European madness” and the intention of coming closer to the spirit of the book. Bekmambetov said that he would take liberty in adapting the comic book's world: “It's difficult for me to just follow. It's interesting for me to create. I feel a little bit different how this world has to be executed.” In July 2006, screenwriter Chris Morgan was hired to revise the third act of Haas and Brandt's script. Haas and Brandt returned to refine the character of Wesley Gibson, which they had established in their first draft. Millar saw previsualized footage of the film and said that it exceeded his expectations for the adaptation. He described its first half as being close to the source comic, and added the ending was similar though it was relocated elsewhere from the comic's original setting. The superhero costumes in the series were also removed, with the exception of the leather attire worn by Wesley and Fox. Incidentally, this had been Millar's intent when writing the graphic novel, but he and artist J. G. Jones had forgotten to. Millar said, “I wanted them to have those powers and then just wear those costumes for the initiation, but just for one panel. And then I forgot.” Millar also stated that he would have liked to keep the supervillain mythos that dictates the original comic in the film. Millar was favorable to most of the changes in the storyline, which includes the story arc of the Fates issuing death orders in line with the series' original theme of predestination.
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