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V for Vendetta

Release Date: March 17, 2006

August 19, 2005
Vendetta gets pushed

Citing post-production delays as their reason, Warner Bros. has moved V for Vendetta's release date from November 4, 2005 to March 17, 2006. There had previously been some speculation that the movie might find itself pushed due to similarities in its story, which takes place in London, and the recent real-life terrorist attacks that occurred there. The studio did not address this issue, however. With the move for Vendetta, Warner Bros. will move the Eric Bana/Drew Barrymore film Lucky You off the March 17th date and will reschedule for a date that is yet to be determined.
Source: Variety





May 8, 2005
Weaving has a Vendetta

Wachowski brothers regular Hugo Weaving (The Matrix films) is now set to star in V for Vendetta, the script the duo adapted from the graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Weaving will play the vigilante terrorist known only as "V", one of the primary characters who drives the action in the story. He replaces James Purefoy, who departed the project for unknown reasons.
Source: Variety





March 11, 2005
Purefoy has a Vendetta

James Purefoy is set to star opposite Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta, an adaptation of the graphic novel by Alan Moore. Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers are producing the film for Warner Bros. Andy and Larry Wachowski also handled the screenplay. James McTeigue, the first assistant director from the Wachowskis' Matrix trilogy, is directing. The story takes place in the aftermath of a devastating war that has changed the world, including the fact that England is now a totalitarian state. There is no political or personal freedom, but a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask attempts to affect change through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter





January 27, 2005
Portman has a Vendetta

Natalie Portman will star in the adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel V for Vendetta, to be adapted by the Wachowski Brothers. The story is set in a totalitarian Britain of the future, where Portman will become the unlikely ally of a mysterious revolutionary. Warner Bros is targeting Fall of 2005 to release the film.
Source: Variety





November 18, 2004
Moore's Vendetta making it to big screen

James McTeigue, the Wachowski brothers' first assistant director on the Matrix films, is in final negotiations to direct the big-screen adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel V for Vendetta. At one point, the Wachowski's were very interested in taking on the property themselves, but set it aside when they became consumed with The Matrix. The story is extremely dark, taking place in an alternate future in which Germany wins WWII and Great Britain becomes a fascist state. A terrorist freedom fighter known only as V begins to take on totalitarianism, recruiting a young woman he rescued from the secret police to join him.
Source: Variety

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