"The Wolverine" Directing Gig Offered To James Mangold

"The Wolverine" Directing Gig Offered To James Mangold

While Darren Aronofsky is off somewhere trying to convince Christian Bale to start working with animals, James Mangold (Walk The Line, 3:10 to Yuma) is set to go feral with The Wolverine.

20th Century Fox reached out to Mangold to helm the project. Anyone who's seen 3:10 To Yuma, the director's 2007 adaptation of an Elmore Leonard short story, you have to respect his ability to film intense action scenes that are still grounded set-pieces. His most recent directorial effort, 2010's Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz action flick/snooze-fest Knight and Day, however, was less successful.

With Christopher McQuarrie's script still in play, The Wolverine will find Hugh Jackman reprising his role of Logan/Wolverine in the heart of Japan, prone to violence and weak to his own impulses. The inspiration comes from the classic Wolverine graphic novel mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.

Whether the film will still shoot in Japan is up for grabs at this point, though that was the plan before the life-altering natural disasters ravaged the island nation in March.

[Via Deadline]

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