Director David Slade, perhaps best known for 30 Days of Night and Twilight: Eclipse, was once a top contender for the directing role on the upcoming film The Wolverine. Apparently, he was almost a lock in, until Aronofsky came along and kind of edged him out of the job. Recently, Slade spoke about how he almost had the directing job. Here is what he had to say.
“There are meetings that you get to the point where you’re about to start out work on something and then everything shifts and the world falls from beneath your feet. The process of getting a feature film, getting [it] green-lit unless you’re one of the very, very, very, very, very, select few people is actually very complicated. Takes a lot of your time,” he told HitFix. “The Wolverine” was like that, I had a great meeting with Hugh Jackman. We were all ready to go and then Darren Aronofsky, who has a great relationship with Hugh, showed up. You kind of feel like: “well, the girlfriend’s come back. I can either put up a fight here or I can just let nature take its course.”
He has one strike against him with that Twilight crap but 30 Days of Night was pretty good. What do you guys think?