CATEGORIES Movie News'The Wolverine' might be back on track with a hot new director on board, 'Source Code's Duncan Jones.
Jones (who also happens to the the son of David Bowie) is considering taking over for Darren Aronofsky on the sequel, in which Hugh Jackman will once again star as the mighty mutant.
Speaking at the Kapow! convention in England last week, Jones confirmed to IGN he'll be meeting with Fox about the gig.
"[Wolverine is] more interesting to me than Batman," Jones said at the event. "A good Wolverine film could be an amazing thing." He compared the character's appeal to Indiana Jones, "He's got a sense of humor and he's gruff and he's kind of p---d off at everyone and I like that."
Aronofsky had to pull out of the project in March due to scheduling issues.
Since his impressive 2009 debut, 'Moon,' (which he also co-wrote) Jones has been sought for several sci-fi projects, including a 'Judge Dredd' remake and 'Superman: Man of Steel' (which went to Zack Snyder).
Jones is also planning another original story, titled 'Mute,' that sounds very promising: It's described as "Blade Runner-esque," but set in a future Berlin instead of Los Angeles. Jones said he's not sure if he'll ever get it made and might take a page (literally) from Aronofsky's 'The Fountain,' by launching it first as a graphic novel.
What do you think, is Jones the right guy for 'The Wolverine?' Or would your rather see him do something more original, like his 'Mute' project?
[Via Empire Online, IGN]