The Wolverine to Shoot in April 2011; Director Darren Aronofsky Signs Two-Year Deal with Fox
11.19.10 by BJSprecher
In a statement released by Fox Filmed Entertainment, it was revealed that the "one-off" non-sequel sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, newly titled The Wolverine, will go into production in April 2011, rather than in March, as previously thought. Additionally, Fox announced that The Wolverine director, Darren Aronofsky, and his Protozoa Pictures production company have been signed to a two-year deal to develop and produce movies for both Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures. Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley of Fox Searchlight said that they "can't wait to see what" Aronofsky "has in store."
Darren’s vision has brought audiences some of the most original and memorable stories and characters in recent motion picture history. We at Fox witnessed this first hand with his work on The Wrestler, and Black Swan, and now, on THE WOLVERINE, which will be an exciting take on that iconic figure and on the genre itself. We can’t wait to see what else Darren has in store for us.
Aronofsky's latest movie, Black Swan, a psychological thriller set in the competitive world of professional ballet, opens December 3rd.