Wachowski Brothers to Film V for Vendetta

Posted on March 21, 2005

V for Vendetta cover art

The Wachowski Brothers and Joel Silver, the creators and producer of the Matrix trilogy, have launched production on the action thriller V For Vendetta, starring Natalie Portman, James Purefoy and Stephen Re in Berlin, Germany.

Produced by Joel Silver, Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski, V For Vendetta is directed by James McTeigue, who served as the First Assistant Director on the Matrix trilogy. Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante (James Purefoy) known only as "V." V ignites a revolution when he detonates two London landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself -- and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plot to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.

The screenplay by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski is based on graphic novel V For Vendetta (by Alan Moore and illustrator David Lloyd) which was originally published by DC Comics as a ten-part series in 1988.

Image: Vertigo



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