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''V for Vendetta'' is one of the 10 movies we can't wait to see


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V for Vendetta

”V for Vendetta” is one of the 10 movies we can’t wait to see


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