After months of apparent radio silence following the announcement that Christopher McQuarrie had been hired to script the sequel, news has finally broken that 20th Century Fox have narrowed their choice of directer down to two possibilities.
The Playlist report that directors Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and Tony Scott (Man on Fire) have been selected by Fox, at the expense of other potential helmers such as Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and Wanted’s Timur Bekmambetov.
With the highly enjoyable Cloverfield under his belt, and evidence that he may in fact be doing a fine job with the Let The Right One In remake Let Me In, Reeves may be the best bet following the franchise’s lacklustre first outing. With Scott due to start filming Potsdamer Platz in the new year, approximately the same time Wolverine 2 is scheduled to go before the camera, this dose of wishful thinking may even become a reality.
Reported by Steven Neish