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The Fighter director adapting comic 2 Guns for Vince Vaughn

01.13.2011

Usually I save the "Extra Tidbits" for that little section at the bottom of this article. But today I'm leading off with my Extra Tidbit: 3 of the 5 nominees for the Director's Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in the Year 2010 are working on comic book adaptations for their next films. Darren Aronofsky is directing THE WOLVERINE, Chris Nolan is directing THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and now David O. Russell will be directing 2 GUNS.

While perhaps not as well-known as either Wolverine or Batman, 2 GUNS is based on the Boom! Studios comic by Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco. The comic is described thusly:

"In the vein of Ocean's Eleven and The Italian Job, Two Guns is a pulp story about cops and thieves and the men that are something in between. Trench has targeted a local bank to rob, and asked Steadman in on the job. Trench figures it's a great way to score – considering it's a cover for mob money. They'll be thieves ripping off thieves. But what Steadman doesn't know is that Trench is a DEA agent. And what Trench doesn't know is that Steadman's got his own secret and isn't who he appears to be..."

Universal is looking to get moving quickly on the film, which has Vince Vaughn set to star as one of the two leads. Russell is also developing UNCHARTED for Mark Wahlberg but which project will be next depends on which moves more swiftly through pre-production.

Russell and Vaughn have been trying to work together for some time, including the drama OLD ST. LOUIS and an untitled comedy about a radio DJ.

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Extra Tidbit: Hey did you know that 3 of the 5 DGA nominees are....ah, nevermind.
Source: Variety

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5:26PM on 01/13/2011

What I want to know is...

does this mean he's going to drop that extra 40 pounds of body fat he's slowly been accumulating?

Hit the treadmill - its so money.
does this mean he's going to drop that extra 40 pounds of body fat he's slowly been accumulating?

Hit the treadmill - its so money.
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4:11PM on 01/13/2011
Any chance Vince Vaughn will play anyone other than... Vince Vaughn in this?
Any chance Vince Vaughn will play anyone other than... Vince Vaughn in this?
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4:05PM on 01/13/2011
To go on with that extra tidbit, Fincher is gonna be producing The Goon next, another comic adaptation.

So that's 4/5! :)
To go on with that extra tidbit, Fincher is gonna be producing The Goon next, another comic adaptation.

So that's 4/5! :)
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1:54PM on 01/13/2011
if this means he isnt directing uncharted...than this is good news...BUT i doubt it
if this means he isnt directing uncharted...than this is good news...BUT i doubt it
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1:52PM on 01/13/2011
This sounds fairy interesting, especially with the pairing of Russell and Vaughn. Maybe they could cast Favreau as the other guy?
This sounds fairy interesting, especially with the pairing of Russell and Vaughn. Maybe they could cast Favreau as the other guy?
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1:31PM on 01/13/2011
another day, another comic adaptation.. yawn.
another day, another comic adaptation.. yawn.
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