Zombieland Writers Confirmed For Deadpool
Posted 01.06.10 by Ryan
Rumors that Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick would be tapped to write the Deadpool script sprang up in December, and those rumors have been confirmed. Variety reports that the writing duo have indeed been hired to adapt the screenplay for X-Men Origins: Wolverine's spin-off.
The two writers are no strangers to comic book spin-offs, having previously written a script for the proposed Venom spin-off. Fox is hoping to transfer the tone of the merc with a mouth's comic books to the big screen, and considering Reese and Wernick's success in blending horror and comedy in Zombieland, the two writers seem like a good choice for the adaptation. Ryan Reynolds has also said he would like to stay close to the source material.
There is no timetable set for Deadpool, though presumably Fox will have to begin production after Reynolds finishes work on Green Lantern this summer.