Tuesday, December 8, 2009

'Zombieland' Writers Being Eyed for 'Deadpool'

In an interview with MTV News, Ryan Reynolds says the search is on for a writer for the "Deadpool" film, which will develop the character from "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" into a more comic-accurate version of the wisecracking masked mercenary.

"I think at this point everyone's just focused on getting the right script and the right tone and the right writer involved and I think from there, the world's your oyster," he said. "If you get that right, you're going to get an amazing director."

He continues to reveal that there have been a lot of meetings with writers, who each have something unique to bring to the movie. They’re working on that still and he’s hopeful that something can be announced officially sooner rather than later.

There’s nothing official on what writers are being looked at, but going by a potential scoop from CHUD, "Zombieland" writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick could be the chosen pair to write "Deadpool" for Fox Studios.

The pair also wrote the first draft of the "Venom" spin-off from the "Spider-Man" films, so they have worked on a script based on a Marvel character already.

Although just a rumor, I would be in full support of Reese and Wernick taking over the script-writing duties for this "X-Men" movie. "Zombieland" was well-written, very funny and full of action - which all meshes perfectly with what a "Deadpool" film should be.

No director has yet been announced for the project, but hopefully news will keep coming out for this movie so we know it is officially happening even if Reynolds is starring in another superhero franchise about the DC hero "Green Lantern."

Who would you like to see write and direct "Deadpool"?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: The Geek Files, Screen Rant


Mikey said...

They would be a pretty good fit. Zombieland was awesome--I can't say it enough. It had great characters, gore, cool action, and it was damn funny. If they would bring that to Deadpool, I'd be all over it.

Head Hero said...

Deadpool does need some straight up action with lots of humor.

But I don't expect it to be rated-R or very gory.