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Goyer To Direct 'X-Men' Spin Off

30 April 2007 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Batman Begins writer David S. Goyer is setting his sights on another superhero property - he is directing the spin-off movie to the X-Men trilogy, Magneto. The movie will focus on the young Magneto, the villain of the X-Men pictures played by Gods and Monsters star Ian McKellen, and how he became mortal enemies with character Professor X, played by Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Patrick Stewart in the trilogy. The main characters in the spin-off will be played by actors in their twenties instead of the original cast. Goyer has previously worked on superhero movies Batman Begins and the Blade trilogy. »

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McKellen wishes upon a 'Stardust'

2 January 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ian McKellen has signed on to voice the narrator role in Matthew Vaughn's romantic fantasy Stardust for Paramount Pictures.

The film, which boasts a cast including Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Charlie Cox, wrapped production in the fall. McKellen is recording his part during postproduction before Stardust's July 27 release date.

The film, based on Neil Gaiman's novel, centers on a young man who promises his beloved that he will retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the Faerie realm, where he encounters witches, goblins, gnomes, talking animals and evil trees. Gaiman's fairy tale debuted in 1997 as a four-issue DC Comics miniseries with illustrations by Charles Vess. It was published as a single book the following year.

Paramount's Brad Weston and Dan Levine are overseeing for the studio.

McKellen, a two-time Oscar nominee for his roles in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and Gods and Monsters, appeared in two of the biggest hits of 2006: The Da Vinci Code and X-Men: The Last Stand. He is best known for playing Gandalf in the Rings trilogy. »

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