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06.06.2007
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Ah, to be a hot director in Hollywood. Surely every successful filmmaker remembers the damp days when rejection was just another meal in the day, and no one cared about your vision except for you. But when studios come knocking at your door, to direct their movies, the feeling has gotta be sweet. Thatís what's happening to DJ Caruso, after breaking out with the surprise hit DISTURBIA.

IESB.net is reporting that Caruso is on a shortlist of two directors that 20th Century Fox has in mind to take command of their planned WOLVERINE spin-off. But apparently Caruso is also being seduced by Dreamworks for a mystery project, so Fox has another man on the list who goes by the name of Len Wiseman. Wisemanís LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD has yet to be tested on the open market, but Willis has been talking him up in the press, and heís married to Kate Beckinsale, so thereís no denying the man has got something that most people donít, namely, a reason to live.

I think the studio is making two good, but safe choices here. Youíre not likely to land a visionary to helm this thing, and youíre not likely to need one either. Just get a guy with some dark sensibilities who knows how to shoot a killer action scene, and then let Hugh Jackman and his claws take care of the rest. A good script, which David Benioff has apparently written, can't hurt either.

Extra Tidbit: Brett Ratner was once in line to direct WOLVERINE. No comment, since I refuse to hate on someone who can mock themselves on ENTOURAGE.
Source: IESB.net

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1:46PM on 06/07/2007

Wiseman

They should go with Wiseman. Caruso's a competent action director, but we know that Wiseman can do some great, stylish genre work.
They should go with Wiseman. Caruso's a competent action director, but we know that Wiseman can do some great, stylish genre work.
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4:35AM on 06/07/2007

Wiseman

It's funny i remember saying somewhere a few months ago how Wiseman would be a logical choice to direct this movie, but Carsuo did a shitty job directing Disturbia, every othe scene ha the f*ckin mic in it, it annoyed the living sh*t out of me, so my vote 100% goes to Wiseman who has experience with action, DJ C is Brett Ratner all over again.
It's funny i remember saying somewhere a few months ago how Wiseman would be a logical choice to direct this movie, but Carsuo did a shitty job directing Disturbia, every othe scene ha the f*ckin mic in it, it annoyed the living sh*t out of me, so my vote 100% goes to Wiseman who has experience with action, DJ C is Brett Ratner all over again.
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2:22AM on 06/07/2007

Either Or

I'm a relativly big fan of both Carsuo and Wiseman (moreso to Carsuo because all three films of his I've seen, I've loved; 'The Salton Sea' with Val Kilmer, 'Two For The Money' with Al Pacino, and 'Disturbia' with David Morse). But I also really enjoy the Underworld films for some fluffy fun and their great sense of style. So yay to both.
I'm a relativly big fan of both Carsuo and Wiseman (moreso to Carsuo because all three films of his I've seen, I've loved; 'The Salton Sea' with Val Kilmer, 'Two For The Money' with Al Pacino, and 'Disturbia' with David Morse). But I also really enjoy the Underworld films for some fluffy fun and their great sense of style. So yay to both.
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11:45PM on 06/06/2007
I'm gonna go against type and say that if Jackman really wants to do this, he's invested enough in the character, and he seems a talented, ambitious guy--he should get his feet wet and direct the damn thing himself.
I'm gonna go against type and say that if Jackman really wants to do this, he's invested enough in the character, and he seems a talented, ambitious guy--he should get his feet wet and direct the damn thing himself.
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8:19PM on 06/06/2007
Why not bring back Matthew Vaughn after he dropped out of X3?
Why not bring back Matthew Vaughn after he dropped out of X3?
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8:37AM on 06/06/2007
I'm more of a DJ Caruso fan, but I think Wiseman would probably do a fine job as well.

Oh, and so I gather that, judging from the title of this article, his name is now being pronounced "Wol-vyear-een?" ;-)
I'm more of a DJ Caruso fan, but I think Wiseman would probably do a fine job as well.

Oh, and so I gather that, judging from the title of this article, his name is now being pronounced "Wol-vyear-een?" ;-)
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7:37AM on 06/06/2007
I hope wolvie gets a mask in this movie like in the comics, that would be cool. But i think no matter who directs this movie its still going to be ummm...Not good. These characters are good in a team not on there own.
I hope wolvie gets a mask in this movie like in the comics, that would be cool. But i think no matter who directs this movie its still going to be ummm...Not good. These characters are good in a team not on there own.
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5:10AM on 06/06/2007
Based on Underworld and Underworld 2 I'd rather see Len Wiseman take control of Wolverine and give it the same dark gritty yet polished look.
Based on Underworld and Underworld 2 I'd rather see Len Wiseman take control of Wolverine and give it the same dark gritty yet polished look.
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