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20 August 2010 @ 06:51 pm
"Wolverine" is getting sequel, David Slade might get to direct it  

NY Mag is reporting that FOX has narrowed down their choices of director for the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine to two men: David Slade (Eclipse, 30 Days of Night), and Robert Schwentke (RED). Apparently, Hugh Jackman who is also a producer on the film get the final say of who will take the helm and all signs point to that he will be selecting the former.

Slade doesn’t have a terribly long resume, and looks pretty hit and miss. I quite enjoyed 30 Days of Night for the most part, but then The Twilight Saga: Eclipse just stares at me right in the face as a giant negative. As most of you already know, the script takes Logan to Japan and supposedly is based on the Miller/Claremont story line, but, if history has taught us anything it’s that FOX will most likely deviate quite a bit from the source material – for the worse.

In all honesty, I didn’t HATE the Wolverine prequel as much as most, but I certainly didn’t like it and I don’t feel that it’s deserving of a sequel. But, there are a lot of fan boys out there right now that have been wanting to see the Wolverine-in-Japan story line in movie form for a long time, and it looks like they are about to get their wish – for better or worse. In any case, you know we will all go see it if nothing else out of morbid curiosity.

fabfunkfabfunk on August 22nd, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
Wow, those two are by far the worst of the list of names I've heard rumored for this job.
Sakura123: 1960sweber_dubois22 on August 22nd, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Actually, David Slade would be a Godsend for the Origins franchise, if they wanted to make it an "R" Rated film (Hard Candy & 30 Days of Night --- especially the latter --- are prime examples of films done right and without prevalent studio interference). However, if they're going to do a repeat of the first film, then Slade's direction would be wasted.
fabfunkfabfunk on August 22nd, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
Okay, Wolverine 2 will never ever ever ever be R-rated. And Hard Candy is a small indie that takes place in two rooms with two actors. And 30 Days of Night was fucking terrible.