Josh Boone is a busy man. He’s currently prepping Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles as well as Stephen King’s The Stand and he’s attached to the Spider-man reboot (apparently) and now Fox have officially announced him as the director of the next phase of the X-Men franchise… The New Mutants.
Boone will also co-write the movie version of the Marvel comic which first hit shelves in 1982 along with Knate Gwaltney who wrote the upcoming Halle Berry thriller Kidnap.
Producer Simon Kinberg said: “We’re so excited to explore this new 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.”
Don’t expect the movie to happen anytime soon with the workload that Boone is already tied to.
As for who will be in it, characterise, it’s anyone’s guess but the description reads: “a new crop of mutant characters born with special powers.”
Although it might be worth remembering that The original New Mutants team was Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot and Wolfsbane