Variety recently confirmed an earlier CHUD story that Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will write the script for Fox’s Deadpool movie, with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role from Wolverine.
Reynolds has been bulking up to play the DC Comics’ hero “Green Lantern,” which starts lensing next month. This means he would already be in superhero shape if the script for “Deadpool” is ready by summer.
The tone of “Deadpool,” which features an antihero as opposed to the more traditional heroic comic book protagonist, is very similar in tone to “Zombieland.” [Variety]
This sounds okay. I liked pretty much everything about Zombieland except the idea to make it in the first place. It’s just too bad Fox is overseeing this. No matter what they write, Fox’ll probably force them to squeeze Kevin James or someone in there as the wacky sidekick — the subplot is that his pants keep falling down! Which really complicates the mission to save Sandra Bullock’s Blackberry from an eagle. *Scratches record, kicks Robin Williams in the nuts*