Monday, September 29, 2008

Branagh To Helm Thor?

Northern Ireland born Kenneth Branagh is in negotiations to direct Thor for Marvel Studios, reports Variety. The comic book adaptation is scheduled for a June 4, 2010 release. Branagh who has directed a number of films most notably 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'Hamlet'.

Thor is written by Mark Protosevich, follows disabled medical student Donald Blake, who has an alter ego as the hammer-wielding Norse god Thor.

Branagh is a fascinating choice to direct Thor and is the perfect director to steer the film the right way and add a bit of prestige and class to the project.