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For a film with a major star and a major brand name, Fox sure is having difficulty finding a director for their “The Wolverine” with Hugh Jackman. (As you may have heard, Darren Aronofsky, who was attached to direct, bailed.) A lot of names have been tossed around as a possible replacement, but you can officially cross Mark Romanek off the list. The “Never Let Me Go” and “One Hour Photo” director recently confirmed that he has read the script, but decided it wasn’t his thing, though he was very diplomatic about.
Romanek tells Digital Spy:
That’s just one of those stories that floated around. I was on their list, I received the script months ago. It didn’t seem like my kind of thing. That script was a terrific version of that kind of thing, but not something I felt really passionate about.
Other names on the list includes “Source Code’s” Duncan Jones, Doug Liman, and “Fast Five’s” Justin Lin, who after the success of “Fast Five”, is basically on everyone’s “short list” for every big high-profile project at the moment. Of course, short lists are like you know what, everyone has one.