The excitement is almost palpable! Twentieth Century Fox has announced that Gavin Hood is set to direct the upcoming Wolverine solo movie!
Hood is most known for his film, "Totsi," which won the Academy Award for best foreign film in 2005. Hood's newest film, "Rendition," starring Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, opens October 12.
"Wolverine," with Hugh Jackman reprising his role as Logan from the legendary "X-Men" films, will feature a screenplay by the talented scribe David Benioff ("25th Hour" and "Troy"), and will purportedly follow Marvel's Canucklehead through his mysterious origins and early exploits.
"Wolverine," which is slated for a 2008 release, is scheduled to begin production in November.