Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Updated: Is Darren Aronofsky Close To a Deal To Direct 'Wolverine 2'

UPDATED: Hugh Jackman has talked about 'Wolverine 2' confirming Darren Aronofsky is directing.
"I'm starting; I'm having my six meals a day," he said about the preparations.

With Aronofsky directing, this will not be a usual "X-Men" movie. "This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope," he said, "Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different."

He added that he doesn't think Aronofsky's penchant for dark drama is at odds with the big-budget franchise. "This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He's kind of dark," Jackman said. "But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote 'The Usual Suspects,' has written the script, so that'll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky's] going to make it fantastic. There's going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure."
According to Deadline Darren Aronofsky looks set to helm 'Wolverine 2' a March start date is being eyed by 20th Century Fox so that Aronofsky will be free for awards season, the article says:
Darren Aronofsky's deal to direct 20th Century Fox's X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 is close enough that discussion has turned to shooting the sound stage portions of the film in New York so the filmmaker and Hugh Jackman don't have to inconvenience their families. A March start date is being eyed so that Aronofsky has time to open Black Swan and be available for the inevitable awards season obligations. When the New York scenes are completed, they'll head to Japan to shoot the bulk of the Christopher McQuarrie-scripted movie. Deadline told you last week that Aronofsky had set his sights on Wolverine after passing on the Warner Bros period crime drama Gangster Squad.