Production Company: Silver Pictures
Studio: Warner Brothers
Cast: Natalie Portman as Evey, James Purefoy as V and Stephen Rea
Crew: James McTiegue (director); Alan Moore (graphic novel); Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski (screenplay and producers); Joel Silver (producer)
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. Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 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.
March 7, 2005 – The Wachowski Brothers and Joel Silver, the creators and producer of the smash hit Matrix trilogy, have launched production on the action thriller V For Vendetta, starring Natalie Portman (Star Wars: Episodes I-III, Closer, Garden State), James Purefoy (Vanity Fair, Resident Evil) and Stephen Rea (Interview With the Vampire, The Crying Game) in Berlin, Germany.
A UK-German co-production between Warner Bros. Productions Ltd. and Funfte Babelsberg Film GmbH, V For Vendetta will be filmed on location in Berlin and London. V For Vendetta is supported by the local subsidy fund Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
Film Fetish trivia:
In the domino scene where lead character V tips over black and red dominos to form a giant letter V, 22,000 dominos were assembled by four professional domino assemblers, and took 200 hours to set it up.
James McTeigue, who is directing the film, was the First Assistant Director on the Matrix trilogy.
Joel Silver, one of the producers of V, has been a long-time partner and supporter of the Wachowski Brothers, having produced the Matrix trilogy. Silver also produced the action classic Die Hard and Lethal Weapon series of films.
Remember, remember the 5th of November.
An uncomprimising vision of the future from the creators of the Matrix Trilogy.
Release Dates: March 17, 2006
Genre: ACTION / THRILLER / SCIENCE FICTION / FUTURISTIC