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Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

Saturday 28 August 2004, by Webmaster

Vancouver Production Update

Our sources say Joss Whedon is set to Write and Direct X Men 3 with the start date now pushed back to the Summer of 2005.

Out of nowhere Hollow Man 2 showed up on the map with production set to run October 18th thru December 3rd 2004 at Vancouver Film Studios. Director Claudio Faeh (Coronado) is set to help his second feature with David Lancaster (Riding the Bullet, Second Skin) and Greg Malcolm (Riding the Bullet) producing. Little is known about the production or story other than it’s said to be a direct sequel with a different actor taking the lead role occupied by Kevin Bacon in the Paul Verhoeven directed original. We assume this is a direct-to-DVD feature. More news to come on this film we’re sure. Casting is being handled by Aikins/Cossey Casting and the production company is Frontera Productions BC, Ltd.

Kumite is now pushed back to either a late September or Early October start. Also in a very interesting turn of events famed Cinematographer Doug Milsome (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Lonesome Dove) has been listed as the director on the BC Film list. It could just be a mistake as he is slated to work on the production or maybe Jean-Claude Van Damme has thankfully backed away from the director’s chair?

Either way it’ll be a miracle if this production gets off the ground as we’ve heard the film has encountered many problems with funding.

Man About Town with Ben Affleck & Rebecca Romijn-Stamos is tipped to shoot in town later this year...isn’t he against filming in Canada? Or is that only when he’s campaigning for John Kerry and the Democrats?

There is a very good chance Critters 5 & 6 will shoot back to back here in town later this year.

We’ve been hearing from numerous sources that Underworld 2 will be filming in Vancouver this Fall with Mammoth Film Studios being tipped by one source as the studio they will use.

Dog Soldiers 2 is looking like a February Start 2005 in Vancouver.

11 Forum messages

  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    29 August 2004 01:19, by Anonymous
    Holy Joss-sticks Batman, that is KICKASS! I hated X-Men 1, LOVED X-MEN 2, and I am THERE for X-Men 3 if Whedon is going to write AND direct this movie!
  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    29 August 2004 02:49, by Bana
    NO FREAKING WAY!!!!! That would be the smartest decision they’ve made yet!!
  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    29 August 2004 06:17, by SUZY Q
    I liked all the XMEN movies.....so I cant wait for the no’3,EXCELLENT.

    See online : Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    29 August 2004 07:19, by Anonymous
    all i can say is....WOHOO!!!!!
  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    29 August 2004 08:55, by Riikka
    Oh PLEASE say this is true! I can’t believe it, it’s too good to be true!
  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    29 August 2004 15:16, by Thurisaz

    Wait, a Critters 5 and 6? I absolutely love the original, 2 had its moments but still disappointing, 3 completely sucked ass, and 4 was only better than Part 3 (though, I’m still pissed about what they senselessly did to the Ug character). If this is true, I can only hope they go back to creating a good balance between horror and humour again, instead of making the once scary Crites nothing more than a childish source of stupid cartoonish jokes. I’d like to see Terrence Mann and Don Keith Opper again. Are they even going to continue where part 4 left off, or are they going in a different direction in terms of continuity? I’m kind of hoping for the latter because I wouldn’t mind having the latter two films written over. Or is this even going to be remotely related to any of the four films?

    Oh, and I hear something about Joss writing and directing some X-Men movie? Eh.

  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    29 August 2004 16:28, by Anonymous
    I’m not placing much credemce in this so called "source" . My Reason? It makes too much sense. Since when do film companies have any sense?
  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    29 August 2004 23:18, by Anonymous
    OMG NO WAY!! or YES WAY!! holy crap!!!!! that would be so freakin awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *sigh.lol.
  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    31 August 2004 15:36, by martheev

    When a friend told me that Brian Synger had stepped down from X-Men to do Superman, I was crushed. I was left hoping that there was someone who would treat the franchise with as much respect and care as Brian did. And Joss IS that someone.

    They need someone with taste to do the next one. They are kind of heading into territory which can get...hokey if not done correctly. Space, Shiar, Hellfire Club. If they use any of those at all. I suppose the Hellfire Club members can be turned into rich socialites instead of turn of the century reenactors. But the aliens and stuff, if done with the correct handling, would be okay too.

    All i know is Phoenix on the big scren = a whole case of Whoopass!!!

  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    2 September 2004 02:39, by Anonymous
    hey if this does end up happening (fingers crossed :)) then the x men folks will probably wait and see how well he does in serenity! aww man i can’t WAIT for serenity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • > Joss Whedon To Write And Direct X-Men 3

    5 September 2004 20:06, by Anonymous
    Omg, Anyone have ideas of James Marsters as Gambit?