Aboard 'Truckers', Simon Beaufoy Not Yet Hired for 'Wolverine 2'


Simon Beaufoy


Contrary to earlier speculation, 'Slumdog Millionaire' scribe Simon Beaufoy has not signed any deal to write down a potential sequel to 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', but will pen 'Truckers' instead.

The next feature film project for "Slumdog Millionaire" writer Simon Beaufoy won't be "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" sequel as what has been circulating for the past few days. The Oscar-winning screenwriter will instead adapt Terry Pratchett's novel for young readers, "Truckers", for DreamWorks Animation.

"Truckers" is the first of three books from Pratchett's "The Bromeliad Trilogy". The film, which is claimed by The Hollywood Reporter to be in the early stages, has been in development since 2001. Director Andrew Adamson was originally attached to write and direct, but he went on to helm "Shrek 2" and the "Chronicles of Narnia" series.

Before the news that he has been hired to pen "Truckers" surfaced, Simon Beaufoy has been rumored to pen the script of "Wolverine 2". The screenwriter was linked to the part after he was allegedly offered and accepted the offer during an appearance at the Bradford International Film Festival. While the speculation was quick to be thrown down, Entertainment Weekly reported that he was actually approached by producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the project, but no formal offer was made.

© AceShowbiz.com


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