Two Writers Board 'Ant-Man' for a Final Rewrite Before Production
Now that Marvel Studios has hired Yes Man director Peyton Reed to direct Ant-Man after the departure of Edgar Wright, production is looming closer. But before cameras roll, The Other Guys and Anchorman director Adam McKay was hired to do a rewrite in the wake of Wright and Attack the Block scribe Joe Cornish leaving the project after seeing it all the way through development. Supposedly, it was the rewrites from Marvel One-Shot write Eric Pearson that didn't jive with the duo, causing them both to leave. Now two more names will do one more run through to polish the script as well as being the on-set writers. Read on!
Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer have been hired for this final round of rewrites, and they will also be on-set in case the script needs some fixing (this is a common practice). Latino Review has the report on the new gig for the duo, who previously were working on a big screen adaptation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and also the gestating Magic Castle movie. The two writers are also responsible for the 2010 Black Listed script Die in a Gunfight, so they must be pretty skilled on the page. Anyway, we're still worried about how this Marvel film will turn out, but we're certainly hopeful for the best when it arrives July 17th, 2015.
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Now maybe this movie will finally get made...
Bl00dwerK on Jul 7, 2014
Not boding well for this film. Too many cooks situation. I was hoping they would scrap it, since it lost Wright. I guess we'll see.
DAVIDPD on Jul 7, 2014
You know, I was so excited to see the Ant Man movie...the character is one of the original Avengers members. And especially since we'd finally get a chance to see Giant Man, Wasp, and potentially Yellow Jacket. But now after having so many people leave and picking up new people last minute and with very little good credibility...I'm so worried this movie is going to be trash. Worse than all the other Hulks trash. I'd say, just scrap the whole thing and do Black Panther already!
JBrotsis on Jul 7, 2014
I feel that they are likely downsizing the scope and scale of the production/film. Wouldn't be shocked if the budget came in at the $100-$120 million range and was much more geared as a 'comedy', as opposed to being in the reported $140-$150 million range. At this point, it is probably about doing everything they can to minimize risk while still doing something worthwhile. Upping the comedy and lowering the scale is probably the solution.
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BeatriceJFoster on Jul 7, 2014
Does anyone care anymore?!
Rock n Rollllll on Jul 9, 2014
All Marvel need to do here is make a great film, I fear it will be one of the smaller hits in the Marvel stable and we may only get one Ant-Man movie however at least fans of his get to see it (if there are any), I will watch it for sure, not sure how the general movie going public will take to it?
MarvelFan_1 on Jul 13, 2014
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