Live Free or Die Hard scribe Mark Bomback will rewrite The Wolverine script

For some unknown reason, Mark Bomback (TOTAL RECALL, LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) will be rewriting Christopher McQuarrie's script for THE WOLVERINE. Apparently McQuarrie's script was great but Fox decided to bring another scribe in to do some "retooling".

James Mangold (WALK THE LINE) is still helming the next adventure in the Wolverine saga. Hugh Jackson is probably somewhere drinking milk and doing push-ups.

Variety offered up a synopsis: "Wolverine suffering from amnesia and searching for answers about his past in the Japanese criminal underworld where he finds both love and tragedy." They also mention that the cast will mainly consist of Japanese and Japanese-American actors, "except for a newly-expanded character named Viper, who's the Caucasian secretary for Japan's Minister of Justice." Viper was a hot chick with green hair who employed the Silver Samurai as her personal bodyguard. All of this after she decided to start a terrorist organization.

Production will hopefully start next year with locations in Tokyo and Vancouver.

Source: Variety



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