Writer/director Josh Boone is working hard on the long-talked-about New Mutants film, and in an interview with Creative Screenwriting the filmmaker revealed that its intended to be not just one film – but three.
“After I made The Fault in Our Stars, we made Fox a comic book,” Boone said, referring to him and co-writer Knate Gwaltney. “It walked them through a trilogy of New Mutant [sic] 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 Kinberg] 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.”
Boone went on, specifically referencing the “Demon Bear Saga” arc of New Mutants by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz as a favorite, but didn’t disclose what he had pitched for his intended New Mutants trilogy.
Earlier in December, an unconfirmed report circulated that a new X-Men-related film was scheduled to begin shooting in May 2017. Boone tweeted about it, asking “Hmmmm, what movie could that be?” Chris Arrant