Josh Boone to write and direct new X-Men spinoff, The New Mutantsby Sara Vilkomerson • @Vilkomerson
Posted May 13 2015 — 4:56 PM EDTThe Fault in Our Stars
director Josh Boone will co-write and direct The New Mutants
, an expansion of the X-Men
universe for Fox. Boone, a longtime comic-book fan, pitched the film along with a new comic-book for the series, and sources familiar with the project say the film will be based on the 1980s run of the Marvel comic, and that tonally it will be—”John Hughes meets Stephen King”—leaning towards horror and the supernatural.
Knate Gwaltney will co-write the script. Producer Simon Kinberg told Deadline
, which broke the story
, “We’re so excited to explore this part of the X-Men
universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters.”
I'm very excited about this, several of my very favorite X-Men characters originated in the New Mutants roster. It would also be extremely interesting if Magneto ends up being the team's leader/mentor/guardian, the way he originally was in the comics.