Matthew Vaughn Set to Direct THOR (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor
Date: Friday, August 10, 2007
Source: Variety

Marvel Studios has chosen director/producer Matthew Vaughn to lead up their next franchise to grace the big screen, THOR, says Variety. Vaughn is known for his producing credits in Snatch & Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells as well his first directorial effort in LAYER CAKE.  Scribe Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend) handled the adaptation from comic book to screenplay. Pre-production for the hammer wielding superhero will begin this winter in hopes of getting it in the works before the pending strike takes place.

Plot Summary: No plot summary for the movie but the Marvel comics is about Thor Odin as a blonde-tressed, hammer-wielding hero who's sent to Earth to protect mankind. In the Marvel series, he was sent down by his father, Odin, to learn the ways of mankind and a lesson in humility. He was sent down to inhabit the body of a disabled medical student named Donald Blake in his early years. Eventually, he was returned to his own body and humbled, he stayed down to help mankind with his strength and hammer.