With writers expected to be striking as early as Thursday, studios are frantically trying to get scripts complete before they start filming. If they do strike then there will be nobody to do re-writes during filming. It is well known that most scripts change daily while filming is in progress, whether its because things don’t seem right when the actors perform, or they may get a new idea for the ending such as Jean Grey’s sacrifice in X-Men 2.
Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which is being penned by James Vanderbilt (“Zodiac”), and “The Fast and the Furious 4” by Chris Morgan are among dozens of scripts that are being flipped, a process that actually is uniting execs and scribes in one goal: to get a script that is filmable.
I’ve lost count how many writers Wolverine has had, but no doubt they are changing things for the better.