Matthew Vaughn Back on as Director of X-Men: First Class
Posted 05.03.10 by Ryan
First he was in , then he was out, and now it looks like Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn may yet get a chance to direct Fox's X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class.
Deadline reports that negotiations with Vaughn did break down over the project last Thursday, but after interviewing Clash of the Titans director Louis Leterrier and few others for the job, talks resumed with Vaughn this morning. Vaughn was initially offered X-Men: The Last Stand, but turned it down. Leterrier apparently made a good impression, but Fox wasn't letting Vaughn get away this time.
Vaughn is getting the job vacated by Bryan Singer, who was initally hired as the director but ended up as a producer instead Warner Brothers locked Singer into directing Jack the Giant Killer. Jamie Moss wrote the script, based on a treatment from Singer.
The report claims that Fox will look to start production on First Class in the late summer or early fall.