Mutants return to Montreal
According to a recent post on casting site myentertainmentworld.com, the newest X-men spinoff will in fact be titled X-men: The New Mutants. The post also lists the production start date as May 2017, with production commencing once again in Montreal (The last three X-men Films were also filmed in various locations around the city).
It shouldn’t be long now until 20th century fox begin to announce some casting decisions for the film.
X-men: The New Mutants will be written & directed by Josh Boone, with rumors that the film will be based on the popular “Demon Bear” Saga from the original comic books. Josh Boone recently spoke with Creative Screenwriting about how he pitched the film to 20th Century Fox and series producer Simon Kinberg:
“We had loved this X-Men spinoff, The New Mutants. We had loved Bill Sienkiewicz’s run with Chris Claremont that had Demon Bear. It was really dark, interesting, and different from the typical X-Men stories that we had read.
After I made ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ we made Fox a comic book. It walked them through a trilogy of New Mutant films that would build on each other. We used this program called Comic Life, and took all the images we had loved from the series and strung them together to show them the movie we wanted to do.
We brought it to Simon and he really liked it. We’ve been going for the past year and a half to get it ready, and I’m about to go location scout and we have a release date now.”
Interestingly enough, he mentions pitching a trilogy of films. It’s not hard to imagine if the film is a success, which it surely will be, that we will get a trilogy and possibly spin-offs as well.