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The movie required more than 800 visual effects shots, a massive effort initially supervised and produced by Jon Farhat. However, during post-production, Farhat fell very ill and had to be replaced by Visual Effects Supervisor Stefen Fangmeier. "I had directed ERAGON, and, at that time, I was exploring new directing opportunities," Fangmeier says. "I didn't want to get into a vfx assignment that would tie me up for too long. This project was perfect in the sense that they only needed somebody for four months to come in and finish up."
Stepping in a colleague's shoes is never easy, but on WANTED, Fangmeier ended up facing many other challenges. "When I came in, most of the shots had already been assigned to a variety of vendors. The majority of the visual effects were being created by Bazelevs Studios, Timur's own company in Moscow. They did almost 500 shots encompassing a very large range of effects. We also had Hammerhead, Hydraulx, PacTitle, Hatch FX and CIS Hollywood and Framestore in London. So, I had to delve into shots that someone else had conceived, with visual effects already well underway and with key creative people based in Moscow. Since Bazelevs were in charge of two thirds of the shots, I primarily focused on the work that was being done there."
Only on Blu-ray, fans can get an exclusive look at the film's never-before-seen alternate opening, go deeper into the making of the film's mind-blowing effects in crystal clear high definition, and via the power of BD-Live, host a text chat with friends while watching the movie in synchronization.
WANTED is available in several home entertainment versions, including single-disc widescreen and full frame DVD editions, Two-Disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray versions, and deluxe collector's sets. The limited edition Two-Disc versions and collector's sets include a digital copy of the film. The deluxe collector's set features collectible packaging pierced with a bullet, creating a shattering effect to the outer case. Fans will also get the gift set's photo book of assassins, collectible postcards and acrylic frame motion 3-D film cell.
Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, Blu-ray and Collector's Sets Special Features Include:
-- Extended Scene
--Cast and Characters -- Go behind the scenes with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann and Common as they discuss their roles in the film and their experiences on set
-- Stunts on the L Train -- Stunt coordinators Nick Gillard and Mic Rodgers explain how cast members Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy performed the astounding elevated train stunt sequence
-- Special Effects: The Art of the Impossible -- Special effects supervisor Dominic Tuohy explains how his team pulled off the stunning special effects throughout the film and how Angelina Jolie contributed to the action
-- Groundbreaking Visual Effects: From Imagination to Execution -- A look at how the spectacular visual effects in the film were pre-visualized and executed
-- The Origins of WANTED: Bringing the Graphic Novel to Life -- Creator Mark Millar, producer Marc Platt, director Timur Bekmambetov and screenwriters Michael Brandt, Derek Haas and Chris Morgan discuss the original graphic novel and the process of adapting it for the big screen
-- Through the Eyes of Visionary Director Timur Bekmambetov -- A video portrait of director Timur Bekmambetov, featuring interviews with Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Common, producer Marc Platt and the director himself
-- WANTED: Motion Comics -- Watch as the graphic novel comes to life on screen with narration and sound effects
-- The Making of WANTED: The Game
-- "The Little Things" Music Video Mash-Up (This feature only appears on the Two-Disc Special Edition and the standard definition collector's set.)
Blu-ray Special Features Include:
In addition to the aforementioned bonus features, all shown in high definition, the WANTED Blu-ray will also include the following bonus content:
-- Alternate Opening
-- Exclusive U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie