Visual Effects Specialist Tim Miller To Direct Deadpool


Visual effects wunderkind and owner of Blur studios, Tim Miller has been pursued by 20th Century Fox and will be directing the Deadpool movie, tentatively titled X-Men Origins: Deadpool. The film has come about due to the success of the character’s appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which prompted the studio to greenlight a whole movie based around the character as a vehicle for actor Ryan Reynolds.

The hunt for the director has been long and arduous and many big names such as Robert Rodriguez were mooted. Miller is a interesting choice after many marquee names would have presumably been considered. He is obviously a very talented guy. He has worked on the previous X-Men movies so he has a knowledge of the mythology and his Blur studios is currently at work on doing the pre-viz on Ron Howard‘s adaptation of The Dark Tower.

For me however, I am a little more suspect of the choice, visual effects guys moving to be film directors have never been successful at all, look at Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, which then gave us Skyline. I don’t see why they don’t give it to a trusting, bankable director who the studio know will do a good job. Hopefully this will work out though. According to reports filming could begin in the Fall. (Deadline)

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