Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Josh Boone To Direct X-Men Spin-Off, THE NEW MUTANTS, For Fox
In 1982, Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod created the first team of which there are three, with the other two from seperate creative groups in 2003 and 2009, continuing the saga centered on the stories of young mutants trained at Xavier's School For The Gifted. The project is yet another add-on to the studio's own handling of the live-action translation of the X-Men franchise since Singer boarded X-Men in 2000, as at least a few more titles are active in some capacity at Fox, including the current production of Deadpool and earlier mentions of Jeff Wadlow's attachment to X-Force - the later iteration of the Claremont/McLeod New Mutants installation.
Boone, who has a few other projects on his plate for the next few years, will co-write The New Mutants with Knate Gwaltney with returning X-Men franchise producers Simon Kinberg will produce with Lauren Shuler Donner also on board. Two other Marvel/X-Men properties are also on deck, with Donner helping spearhead a live-action Gambit film while director Tim Miller currently rolls cameras for actor Ryan Renyolds as Deadpool for February 12, 2016.
Singer recently announced the upcoming release of X-Men: Days Of Future Past - THE ROGUE CUT, which will release on July 14 on Digital HD marking the 15-year anniversary of the theatrical release of the film that started it all, X-Men.
Stay tuned for more info.