Well, that was unexpected. Cowboy Ninja Viking, the planned Chris Pratt-starring action movie, has been removed from Universal Pictures’ release schedule one month before the film was to begin production. More on the story here below.
We’ve been hearing about a movie adaptation of the comic Cowboy Ninja Viking for quite a while now, but nothing has come of it yet. The movie is still in the works, currently set up at Universal, and now comes word that a director has been chosen for the project.
According to reports, Universal has hired Game of Thrones director Michelle MacLaren to helm the film, which has Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt attached.
It was only a few days ago when Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLarenparted ways on Wonder Woman. It was not the first time that a female director left a blockbuster superhero film citing creative differences.
The studio needed to act quickly to find a suitable replacement, and it didn’t take them that long to find one, as a new THR report says that Patty Jenkins has signed on as MacLaren’s replacement. More after the jump.
Just when it started to look like Warner Bros.’ DC Cinematic Universe was starting to come together, it loses one of its directors. Last week, we reported on rumors that The LEGO Movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord may directThe Flash, while the studio was considering making an offer to James Wan (Furious 7) to directAquaman. Green Lantern and Shazam were some of the other films that would need to find directors as well. But one film we haven’t heard from was Wonder Woman.
Since last November, the only major development revealed was that Pan writer Jason Fuchs was writing the script. Now, it appears that the WB will have to search for a new director, as Michelle MacLaren is stepping down citing “creative difference” as her reason for leaving the high-profile project.
Things are starting to shape up for Wonder Woman. Last week Michelle MacLaren landed the job of directing the film starring Gal Gadot as the title character. Her next task was to find a suitable writer to pen the script. And it looks like she may be close.
THR says that Pan screenwriter Jason Fuchs is now in talks to rewrite the script. Fuchs would work with MacLaren on the drafts. It’s unknown how drastic these rewrites will be considering we don’t know much about the film itself. We do know that Wonder Woman will make her big-screen debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But as to what the film could be about, it could be a variety of things, and with the rumors swirling around the Internet, we won’t know until the studio makes an official announcement. More after the jump.