While Gambit has hit a roadblock with it’s second lost director, Fox’s other X-Men spinoff film New Mutants is making some progress.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writing team of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who wrote the YA adaptations for The Fault in Our Stars and The Spectacular Now, have been tapped to work on the script for the film. Reportedly the duo is working closely with director Josh Boone, who they worked with previously on The Fault in Our Stars.
The new report also appears to finally nail down just which characters will be making their appearance in the film, and from the looks of it, we’ll be getting a very classic 1980’s style New Mutants team. According to the report, the film focuses on the angst-driven adventures of a group of diverse teens that includes:
Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball, and Russian teen Magik. Also in the mix will be an alien named Warlock.
Neustadter and Weber will be working off of an initial draft and story that was written by Boone, who is a self-proclaimed lifelong fan of the New Mutants and Chris Claremont comics, and Knate Gwaltney.
Simon Kinberg, who has been a part of the previous Fox X-Men films, will produce. There is no known release date for the film at this point.