Iron Fist development underway. Plus: Branagh talks Thor. Feige talks Captain America. Goldman talks X-Men: First Class and more! It's your Comics2Film 10.8.26!
Deadline.com drops word that the co-creator of the Saw franchise is poised to take on a filmed adaptation of the Scott O. Brown's graphic novel Nightfall.
Wan co-created and directed the first Saw, which sparked the improbably successful franchise whose seventh and final film bows next month. The movie is set to be a co-production between Platinum Studios (who published the graphic novel) and William Stuart's Aurora Productions.
The story details a man serving a prison term and finds himself behind bars with vampires.
Platinum Studios is on a bit of a roll lately. They've got Dylan Dog: Dead of Night wending its way into theaters. Then there's the bigger-budgeted Cowboys & Aliens filming with director Jon Favreau.
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Deadline.com reports that Marvel Studios is back in development on Iron Fist for the big screen. A script for the film is being written by Rich Wilkes, best known for creating the anti-Bond spy franchise xXx.
The movie has been in various stages of development over the past ten years with attempts going as far back as Marvel's package deal with Artisan back in 2000. John Turman (who shares credit on Hulk and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) wrote a draft of the script back then. The most likely scenario has Wilkes starting Fresh.
Marvel Chief Kevin Feige has said publicly that he envisions an Iron Fist movie drawing from the recent well-received comics architected by writers Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction.
This along with Doctor Strange are among the first movies to be developed by Marvel that will go out completely under the Disney label.