Can the WOLVERINE sequel possibly make up for the turd that came out this summer? McQuarrie gives us hope...
Published at: Aug. 13, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. One of the strangest, but best pieces of news to hit this week is that Fox has hired Christopher McQuarrie to pen the next WOLVERINE film, which follows the Frank Miller mini-series following Logan in Japan.
Bet last month you wouldn't have believed you'd be anticipating the next Wolverine flick, right? McQuarrie gives me hope. If you're not familiar with the name shame on you, but it's never too late to learn. McQuarrie wrote THE USUAL SUSPECTS, did some uncredited work on Singer's first X-MEN film (he told me once in an interview for his awesome directorial debut WAY OF THE GUN that the only bit of his that remained in X-MEN was the introduction of young Magneto in the concentration camp, one of my favorite parts of the movie) and more recently he wrote VALKYRIE.
McQuarrie can balance character and action, which by itself would make a WOLVERINE sequel tower above the original film, which was just a jumbled mess of multiple characters and random action.
McQuarrie onboard doesn't mean Fox will take the surely well-executed and thought out script and use it well, but it's a step in the right direction. If he could shake loose the execs I'd love to see McQuarrie himself take the reins and direct the flick.
Click here to read Borys Kit's break over at Hollywood Reporter!
What do you folks think?
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