The script for Wolverine was originally crafted by David Benioff, who is known for his work on Troy and The Kite Runner. However, Hitman writer Skip Wood was brought on board to re-write a couple of weeks ago. Was this because of the impending writers strike? Or because the script wasn’t good enough? Well the LA Times have wrote an article, giving us more info on the situation, and it doesn’t sound good.
Just last week, 20th Century Fox issued an announcement that the studio was laying claim to May 1, 2009, as the release date for its big-budget sci-fi spinoff “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” starring Hugh Jackman. This was just days after it issued an urgent SOS to the major agencies looking for a quick rewrite person.
Meanwhile, a young Wolverine may have been cast. The film will most likely have flashbacks of some sort, so a young Hugh Jackman is needed. The boys name is Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Melbourne’s Kodi Smit-McPhee has signed up to play a young version of Jackman’s claw-wielding mutant alter ego in the up-coming action thriller Wolverine.The 11-year-old, who is up against his Romulus, My Father co-star Eric Bana for best lead actor at this year’s AFI Awards, will begin filming at Fox Studios in December.
“I am very excited about it. I like how their claws come out,” he said yesterday.
And the last Wolverine news we have today is the dates that Wolveine will be filming, thanks to nztechno
Format: Feature Film
Dates: Prep from October 8th; Shooting 10th Dec 2007 – 18th Janurary 2008 (2 week break over Christmas 21st Dec 2007 – 7th January 2008)
Locations: Queenstown and surrounds
Production Co: WOZ Productions