Oscar-winning scribe Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”) has signed on to pen the script for 20th Century Fox’s “Wolverine” sequel says the trades.
The news comes just a few days after a quote from Hugh Jackman emerged at MTV News saying “Japan is where we’re heading, [and] we’re starting to work on it now. We’re in the … first steps of developing that story”.
Jackman return as Logan/Wolverine in the story which will be based off the early 1980’s Chris Claremont-Frank Miller mini-series in the comic which has Wolverine dealing with ninjas as he struggles whether to follow his animal killer instincts or the life under a samurai’s code of honor and respect.
McQuarrie was credited as one of the writers on the first “X-Men” film but removed his name when he saw the final film bared little resemblance to his work.
Jackman and Lauren Shuler Donner will return as producers.