Ryan Reynolds has a huge slate of projects lined up, which has led to obvious questions about whether any one or the other might have to give way due to scheduling issues. His two big comic book-derived films are Deadpool, long in development, still without a director, tangentially related to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and possibly a pretty crazy film.
And there’s R.I.P.D., to be directed by Robert Schwentke, helmer of Red. But there’s only so much time in the world, and it sounds like one of those films could well have to give way to the other. Read More »
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In the last couple of months, Ryan Reynolds has been attached to a huge series of films as both actor and producer. The effect of all that is two-fold: his management and reps are obviously determined to make him huge, for one. And, more important to some fans, we’ve wondered if all the other work meant that his Deadpool film at Fox was going to fall between the cracks.
Now Reynolds is talking about Deadpool, and making it seem very much alive and well, if still working its way through the development process. Read More »
What is this madness? In the first of three small updates on possible directorial hires for big studio tentpole films, there’s a report that Darren Aronofsky has joined the race to direct Wolverine 2. David Slade is still looking like the frontrunner, while Red director Robert Schwentke has dropped out.
More on that after the break, along with minor updates on possible directors for Deadpool and the Clash of the Titans sequel. Read More »
Discussions of X-Men Origins: Magneto stopped about the same time that X-Men: First Class was announced. Last we heard about it, Bryan Singer was still signed on to direct First Class, and he said that the film might supersede the Magneto prequel.
Now we’ve got an update from producer Lauren Shuler Donner, providing a slightly more definitive answer on the matter, as well as a few details on Deadpool and the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Read More »
Red director Robert Schwentke is already fielding options for his next film. One that came up earlier this week is the underwater adventure Shadow Divers, but now he’s been linked to the Ryan Reynolds film R.I.P.D., based on the Dark Horse comic series of the same name. But how will this one fit into the crowded Reynolds schedule that includes possible Green Lantern sequels and (hopefully, if you’re Rob Liefeld) the Fox film Deadpool? Read More »
Looks like Fox was happy with Predators. Six weeks ago we heard that Robert Rodriguez was offered the director’s chair on Fox’s X-Men spin-off Deadpool, and now the parties have moved forward to active negotiations.
Additionally, there’s continuing word that Timur Bekmambetov‘s next directorial project will be the adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that he recently signed on to produce. Read More »
Robert Rodriguez has been distancing himself from The Weinstein Company, and starting to set up a new studio home at Fox. His last movie for the Weinsteins will likely end up being Spy Kids 4. He didn’t direct Predators for Fox, but he was the prime mover on the project regardless, and the studio offered him the director’s chair for the Planet of the Apes prequel, suggesting that Fox brass is happy with the work he’s done so far. (Or happy to work with a known quantity; regardless, RR turned down the Apes job.)
Now there’s word that Rodriguez has been offered a job directing the Deadpool film, which Fox has been actively developing since X-Men Origins: Wolverine opened last year. Read More »
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Last month is was rumored that Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were writing the script for the big screen comic book adaptation of Deadpool. The Hollywood Trades tonight confirm CHUD‘s report, adding that Ryan Reynolds will indeed reprise his role as the wisecracking mercenary he portrayed in last year’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
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