Starring:Jennifer Garner, Terence Stamp, Will Yun Lee,
Jason Isaacs, Ben Affleck Director: Rob Bowman
Opening Date: January 14, 2005
Remember what was the best thing about the 2003
Daredevil movie (about the obscure blind Marvel comic book hero played
by Ben Affleck)?
No, not the cinema’s exit sign when it was finally over, but Jennifer
Garner’s boobs. Yup, and now Hollywood has for once cottoned on: there
will be no Daredevil sequel, but we will be getting an entire movie
dedicated to Garner’s boobs. Ain’t life swell?
Anyway, Elektra (the name of the Garner character) hits U.S.
cinemas early 2005 and is directed by Rob Bowman (of the
X-Files movie and Reign of
Fire fame). Incidentally it also stars British actor Terence Stamp,
who must be used to this sort of thing because he played the superpower
villain General Zod in Superman II way back
Expect this one to go the Catwoman route at
the box office . . .
Oh yeah, and at the risk of sounding waaayy too geeky
(ah, too late already!): the costume worn here by her is closer to one in
the original comics than in the Daredevil movie . . .
Jennifer Garner returns as ELEKTRA, a lethal synthesis
of grace and power with the mystical power known as kimagure: a limited
ability to see the future. She has purposefully severed all ties with the
world and lives only for her next assignment. Elektra's latest job forces
her to make a decision that can take her life in a whole new direction or
Kirigi and The Order of the Hand send Elektra on a mission to kill the
widower Mark Miller -- a man who must pay for an act committed by his
grandfather years earlier. Upon being introduced to Miller by his young
daughter Abby, however, Elektra aligns herself with him and defends them
both from Kirigi's ninja assassins. But is there more to the Millers than
meets the eye?