As most probably know by now, the writing team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (perhaps best known for penning Zombieland) has put together a script for Deadpool and are trying to get the powers-that-be over at Fox to take them seriously. While doing a marketing tour for yet another of their creations, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, they also talked a bit about Deadpool.
In an interview with /film, the pair had a few things to say.
Such as Reese, talking about the script:
The way I would describe it is to say it’s the best script we’ve ever written and probably ever can write. To us it’s the pinnacle of what we are capable of and we are super proud of it. It will definitely pose a risk, just because it’s an R rated Deadpool and most comic book movies aren’t, but we just think it’s a phenomenal opportunity and we’ve got a wonderful star in Ryan Reynolds and a wonderful director in Tim Miller and we’ve got some wonderful test footage that he did for it. The script is sitting there, we just want it.
Both of them discussing chatting with Fox comic movie guru, Mark Millar:
Reese: We’ve been in touch with Mark, because he’s come on as a consultant for Fox, so we are talking to him and we are….
Wernick: We are beating that drum. It’s the one project that we are so passionate to get made and we are doing everything we can. We have a few tricks up our sleeves still.
And about whether they’re okay or not with the fact that the Deadpool script leaked online and is widely available across the Internet for anyone to read:
Wernick: As fine with that as we could be.
Reese: We really couldn’t be. I mean we didn’t have a choice. It leaked and we couldn’t do anything about it and for a minute we were appalled and then the reaction was great, so we were excited and now I guess it doesn’t really matter.
In addition, it appears that Ryan Reynolds is still interested in jumping into Deadpool’s tights to play the role and Tim Miller is also onboard to sit in the director’s chair.
While I’m not happy with Reynolds touching anything with his grubby hands and Tim Miller is an unknown factor, I am pleased that Reese and Wernick are still looking to sell what is most likely an excellent take on the character. If they can find a new lead, they might even get a decent flick out of this.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.