”V for Vendetta” is one of the 10 movies we can’t wait to see
RELEASE DATE Nov. 4
WHY WE CAN’T WAIT No one fights future fascism like the Wachowski brothers, but this time, they’ll be doing it without the techno-shamanistic mumbo-jumbo that swamped the Matrix trilogy.
THE PREMISE A porcelain-masked revolutionary named V (Hugo Weaving, right) rescues a waif (Natalie Portman, left) and stages acts of resistance in a totalitarian London.
SOURCE The 1988 graphic novel by Alan Moore (Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and David Lloyd
THE BACK STORY V never removes his mask, which allowed the filmmakers to replace initial star James Purefoy with Matrix villain Weaving halfway through the shoot. ”In a way, he was in a guinea pig position,” Weaving says of Purefoy.
BURNING QUESTION Will the story of a terrorist bomber in London hit a little too close to home?
COME FOR V the violent firebrand
STAY FOR V the romantic aesthete