Splash talks Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland)

I can’t wait for this one!!! Our previous posts on Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds here.

MTV-Splash!:

...“We’re outlining it pretty seriously right now,” explained Rhett Reese who — along with partner Paul Wernick — is red-hot after writing “Zombieland,” which just hit DVD. “We’re in the early stages.”

“We just absolutely adore the character and the comic,” explained Wernick. “And tonally, it’s right up our alley. He’s the unstable, smart-ass, self deprecating guy — and they say write what you know, so [we’re perfect for it].”…

…“What’s great about Ryan is that he’s been the keeper of the Deadpool flame for many years, he’s loved the character since forever; he lives it and breathes it,” Reese said of some of the specific ideas Reynolds has brought up to them. …

“The movie is going to kick ass,” Wernick said, confident of the end result of their collaboration. “It’s going to be great.”

“It’s not going to be your father’s superhero movie, or even your older brother’s superhero movie,” added Reese. “It’s definitely going to be irreverent and fun, and we owe a lot to that character, because it’s a wonderful character.”

Frakkin A! Perfect!

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February 10, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Mystery, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

‘Deadpool’ Update: Fox signs ‘Zombieland’ team to write script..

Awesome!!! Our previous posts on the  Merc with a Mouth here. Our posts on Zombieland, including a ComicCon panel with the writers,  here.

Variety has it:

20th Century Fox is making progress with its “X-Men” spinoff, “Deadpool,” and has tapped “Zombieland” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to pen the screenplay…….There is no timetable on the Marvel property, though Reynolds has a window after wrapping the “Green Lantern” this summer.

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.

Reese and Wernick, who wrote “Zombieland,” will stay true to the mythology of “Deadpool” given that Reynolds is a huge fan and protector of the property.

The tone of “Deadpool,” which features an antihero as opposed to the more traditional heroic comicbook protagonist, is very similar in tone to “Zombieland.”

Reese and Wernick, high school friends who began collaborating in 2001, most recently sold the pitch “Earth vs. Moon” to Universal Pictures. The pair penned a draft of “Venom” for Sony/Marvel….

January 5, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, gaming, graphic art, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

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