David Goyer Says Fox Cautious on Green Lighting ‘Magneto’
Despite previous comments from producer Laura Shuler Donner that she’s eager to get started on X-Men Origins: Magneto, writer/director David S. Goyer is taking a more cautious approach. He told Collider that 20th Century-Fox was likely to await the box office results from X-Men Origins: Wolverine which doesn’t open until next May. As a result, the movie could not possibly shoot until fall 2009.
He did say that the story would be set in 1961 and “shows Professor X (Charles) and Magneto (Eric) as best friends and they team up against another person in the movie.”
Hus next project is an original horror film, The Unborn, opening next month. His next project is an original thriller, The Invisible Woman. He will also produce and direct the pilot for ABC’s Flash Forward based on Robert J. Sawyer’s novel.