Thursday, August 13, 2009

An UNusual Suspect...!

Holy shit. From AICN:

Can the WOLVERINE sequel possibly make up for the turd that came out this summer? McQuarrie gives us hope...

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?

-Quint


Wow, this just took a step up in my eyes. It's almost like Fox is apologizing for the steaming pile they just released. McQuarrie is incredibly solid, and the fact that it's going to be based on the first Wolverine mini is interesting. Of course, this could still suck-- in fact it probably will, given Fox's history. But if the stars align, and it gets a worthy director, and Fox and Jackman adopt a more subordinate stance and let people who know the material advise... you never know.

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We'll see. If nothing else, maybe Wolverine will finally stop his blubbering.

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