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Aronofsky Even Closer to WOLVERINE 2 Than Last Time

Plus: DEADPOOL, TUMOR, FANTASTIC FOUR and more!

By Rob M. Worley     October 13, 2010
Source: Various


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Director Darren Aronofsky is even closer to directing Wolverine 2 than last time we reported this news. Plus: Deadpool script and smack talk! Film shingle grows a Tumor. Willis likes Fantastic Four rumors and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.10.13!

 

 

 

New Production Shingle Grows a TUMOR

Variety posts a bit detailing the founding of Red Crown Productions under exhibitor Daniel Crown and indie producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg. The producers will focus on "specialty projects" while eschewing tentpoles and franchises.

At the top of their slate is Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon's graphic novel Tumor, about a failed private detective who suffers from an inoperable brain tumor that causes time-bending hallucinations. Nightmare on Elm Street topper Sam Bayer is directing. Barry Josephson (who's Life as We Know It is currently #1 at the box office) is producing.

 

 

C2F Quick Hits

  • Bruce Willis says that fans shouldn't make too much of talk from last August that he's to voice The Thing in Fox's Fantastic Four reboot is just a rumor. He told MTV Splash Page, "It's a rumor, but I love rumors. I haven't gotten that call yet. It's a good rumor, though. I like that film. It's a good comic, as well."
     
  • Ryan Reynolds has something to say to Mr. Hugh Jackman. "Deadpool could beat Wolverine any day. I know it, you know it. Hugh Jackman knows it," he told Hero Complex. It's all in good humor as Reynolds also went on to give effusive praise for Jackman's work ethic and character.

 

 

DEADPOOL Script Review

Cinemablend has a detailed review of the Deadpool screenplay by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The review sheds some light on the rumors about the movie from earlier in the week including the role Colossus plays and the manner in which the new movie detaches itself from X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

The screenplay’s title page says it was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, but if Quentin Tarantino wrote a superhero movie, it would be a lot like this script for Deadpool. In its best moments, Deadpool is like reading Van Wilder meets Kill Bill, a genius mix of insane dark comedy and ridiculous over the top violence the likes of which we’ve never seen in any other superhero movie before.

Click through to read the whole thing.

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

 

 

The Making of WALKING DEAD

AMC's Walking Dead blog has unveiled a 17-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of the show. Additional interviews and new scenes from the production all follow in The Making of The Walking Dead documentary. So check out the video and get ready for The Walking Dead series premiere on Halloween, Sun., Oct. 31 at 10/9c.

 

 

Aronofsky Closer to WOLVERINE 2

Deadline.com is reporting the director Darren Aronofsky has cleared his schedule allowing him to direct X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 for 20th Century Fox.

The director had been eyeballing Gangster Squad with Warner Bros but now he's said to be in negotiations with Fox to sign on for Hugh Jackman's latest mutant outing. Having worked for small pay checks on The Wrestler and Black Swan, Aronofsky is looking to make $5 million against 5% of the gross on Wolverine 2. The studio is said to be working hard to sign the deal, but the terms are still being worked on.

Jackman and Aronofsky previously teamed on The Fountain.

While the last two X-Men movies have left a bad taste in the collective mouth of fandom, word is that Christopher McQuarrie's script (focusing on Logan's Japan/Samurai days) is a winner. With a visionary director like Aronofsky on board this could mean a new X-Men movie that stands up to other great superhero flicks.

What do you think, Maniacs? Do you like Aronofsky as the director of WOLVERINE 2? Is this shaping up to be a winner? Post your comments below...

 


 

Rob M. Worley is the writer and creator of the all-new, all-cat kids comic book series Scratch9. Issues #1 and #2 are in stores now. Issue #1 is also available as a digital download via iVerse Media's iTunes app. Come see Rob at the Detroit Fanfare Comics Convention on October 30th and 31st!

 

COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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LocoLobo73 10/13/2010 7:27:41 AM

Ok , so really no new news out there huh, we all figured that the whole Willis and Fantastic Four thing was rumores, i think we all said are parts of the whole Wolvie 2 , I still think they need to get  Mc Teigue to direct THE GREATEST WOLVERINE STORY EVER. I think ill pass on reading the Deadpool script. I am wondering didnt we have a report that they where fast tracking Fantastic Four a few weeks ago, when they  talked about Willis voicing the Thing. I would love to here more about this project. Im sure I'll get killed for this comment but I liked the overall story in both FF movies , what i hated was DOOM, he was horrible in both movies, but Silver Surfer was great in the second. again things could have been better such as the THING but over all it embodied the FF that I've read for years, The Four was always about family and that was represented.  This is one property that I wish would fall back to Marvel soon, it would link up great with all the current film projects Marvel is doing now. Imagine a Skrull War that started in FF movie then ended in Avengers and each seperate title dealing with an individual  aspect, Maybe then we could see a Gaurdians of the Galaxay Movie, Go Rocket Racoon !!!!!!!!

monelonmonday 10/13/2010 7:49:53 AM

 dont know about this aronofsky guy doin wolv 2,he seems kinda flighty,oh well its fox so.....

would love to see willis on FF,deadpool is going to crash & burn

jfdavis 10/13/2010 7:54:51 AM

Wolverine 2 could come down to how many pointless cameos it includes. Sunfire and Silver Samurai are the only ones  I can think of with legitimate reasons to be in it.  Sabretooth can have a cameo at the beginning or the end I suppose...   

LocoLobo73 10/13/2010 8:52:03 AM

 

I read the review of deadpool if its as good as the guy who reviewed makes it sound , this will rock......

Oh and Please Let Tarantino direct this, he or Robert R  needs to be involved...

thecheckeredman 10/13/2010 10:21:22 AM

The tone of the live-action FF films was just all wrong. Why does the glut of superhero flicks re-imagined to live action have to be so dark and "gritty"? FF is a great place for some alleviation to that broken formula. Sadly, the greatest FF flick has already been made…it’s called THE INCREDIBLES. Brad Bird and Pixar really capture the meat of the FF here – the family dynamic and heart was so well-balanced with the superhero action/adventure. I shudder to think of another “live action” FF film…meh…

Bedlam 10/13/2010 10:53:57 AM

I had no interest in Wolverine 2 but if Aronofsky is directing it will get me in the theater.

ColossusLion 10/13/2010 1:59:58 PM

 Aronofsky is good news, but give the movie its own title, for cryin' out loud!

Wolverine: Samurai Saga or something without a damn number in the title!

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