20th Century Fox has closed a deal with “The Fault In Our Stars” director Josh Boone for “The New Mutants,” a spin-off of its “X-Men” cinematic universe.
Boone will direct the project and co-write the script with Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce. The comic series introduces a new crop of mutant characters born with special powers.
Kinberg says: “We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters.”
The project won’t be done for sometime as Boone has been linked to both a reboot of Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” film series along with an adaptation of the Stephen King novel “The Stand”.