Directors circling X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Monday, May 03, 2010
Source: Mania

Directors circling 'X-Men: First Class'. Plus: 'Batman 3' gets a release date! 'Walking Dead' gets its leading lady! 'Iron Man 2' gets more buzz. More! Putting the blame on VCR, it's your Comics2Film 10.5.3!



Box Office: LOSERS and KICK-ASS Fall

According to Mania's box office report our two current C2Fs suffered the expected fall in the face of two newly-opened movies: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'Furry Vengeance'.

'The Losers' collected another $6 million bringin the two-week tally up to $18.1 million. I dropped just two spots to #5.

'Kick-Ass' gathered less than $4.5 million, falling three spots (losing ground to 'Clash of the Titans'). It has collected $42.1 million during its run.




Michael Ausiello at reports that actress Sarah Wayne Callies has been cast in AMC's adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic 'The Walking Dead'. Callies will play Lori Grimes, the female lead in the series.

Callies recently appeared as a patient on 'House' where she played a woman in an open marriage. However, she's best known as the doctor/love-interest in the absurdly entertaining 'Prison Break' (where she was decapitated and then recapitated).

Frank Darabont is developing the show for AMC.



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Directors Circling X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

The big news from the weekend is that the short list of directors circling the franchise freshener 'X-Men: First Class' has been revealed.

According to prime director candidates for Fox's "young mutants" film include Samuel Bayer ('A Nightmare On Elm Street') Timur Bekmambetov ('Wanted'), Louis Leterrier ('Clash of the Titans'), David Slade ('30 Days of Night') , Daniel Espinosa (the buzzed about foreign film 'Snabba Cash') and Carl Erick Rinsch (who made waves with his online short 'The Gift').

Apparently 20th Century Fox already made an offer to 'Kick-Ass' director Matthew Vaughn, who had previously signed to direct 'X-Men: The Last Stand' before bailing out and ceding the job to Brett Ratner. However Vaughn passed.

Deadline says Fox will hire its director in the next week or so. Producing the film are Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg.

What do you think, Maniacs? Which of the above directors would you have rebooting the X-MEN franchise? If "none of the above" then who? Post your comments below...

Thanks to AntoBlueberry for the submission.

Series: Kick-Ass, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The First Avenger, Jonah Hex, Losers, The, Walking Dead, The Dark Knight Rises (Batman 3), X-Men: First Class, Smurfs, Iron Man 2, Kick-Ass, G.I.Joe 2