Darren Aronofsky Offered Wolverine 2?

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In late August, it was reported that 20th Century Fox was looking at Darren Aronofsky and David Slade for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel, while Red director Robert Schwentke had been a frontrunner but dropped out. At the time, I didn’t put more weight to the report.

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At the end of June I reported on Tales From the Gangster Squad, a period piece picture being developed by Warner Bros. as “an action movie conceived as an ensemble piece for a group of top-level actors.”

The film would be based on a 2008 set of articles from the LA Times, and has reportedly been offered to Ben Affleck to direct. Read More »

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So, reportedly the Mafia Wars rumor that cropped up yesterday isn’t true, so we can breathe a sigh of relief that we may never see a film based on that particular bit of gangster fiction. But there are a million stories in the naked city, and Warner Bros. is said to be pulling a few of them together for Tales from the Gangster Squad, which would be “an action movie conceived as an ensemble piece for a group of top-level actors.” Read More »