4 items from 2009
While it was rumored last week, IGN has now confirmed that Angelina Jolie will be replacing Charlize Theron and Variety now says that Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck is tipped to direct Spyglass thriller “The Tourist” which is set to start production in February 2010.
A remake of 2005 French thriller “Anthony Zimmer“, the story follows an American tourist (Sam Worthington) finds his life in danger when a female Interpol agent (Angelina Jolie) uses him as a dupe to flush out an elusive criminal with whom she once had an affair.
“The Tourist” is scheduled for release in 2011.
- Allan Ford
Shuler-Donner confirms Hugh Jackman will be headed to Japan to shoot on location for X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, or whatever the title will eventually be. The comic book storyline centers on the clawed mutant falling for Mariko Yashida, the heiress to the Yakuza crime family.
“Wolverine will be fighting in a different style to what we’ve seen before,” she said, indicating a battle between him and Mariko’s father, Shingen Yashida. It will involve “samurai, ninja, katana blades, different forms of martial arts — mano-a-mano, extreme fighting.” This plot also suggests a possible showdown with mutant supervillain Silver Samurai, but maybe I’m just stretching it. After all, who doesn’t want to see mutant ninjas?
The producer also spoke about X-Men: First Class, »
- Jeff Leins
Slashfilm recently landed some quotes from longtime X-Men franchise producer Lauren Schuler Donner about future X-Men films, so I figure now's as good a time as any to take a look at each potential film and where it stands in development: X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 Despite the weak critical reception of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (I still say it was loads, loads better than Last Stand), it made $180 million here in the U.S., good enough for a follow-up. As teased in one of the hidden post-credit sequences of Wolverine, the new film will be based on Wolverine's Japan stories -- according to »
- Michael Dance
Hugh Jackman is set to return as the Marvel Comics character, a mutant with healing powers and a skeleton laced with the indestructible metal known as adamantium. Jackman is also producing via his Fox-based Seed shingle along with Lauren Shuler Donner. »
4 items from 2009
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