Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the writers behind “The Fault in Our Stars” and “The Spectacular Now” film adaptations, have been hired to work on the script for the X-Men spinoff “New Mutants” at 20th Century Fox.
Josh Boone, who helmed ‘Fault,’ is directing the film which centers on a group of angst-driven teen misfits trying to deal with their emerging mutant powers. The pair will work closely with Boone on the script.
The characters are expected to include Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scottish girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian stud Sunspot, Kentuckian Cannonball, Russian teen Magik, and an alien named Warlock.
Simon Kinberg, who has stewarded the X-Men franchise for some time, is producing.
Source: Heat Vision