Notebook Director to Helm Iron Man

IGN FilmForce has the scoop on who will direct the big-screen adaptation of Marvel's "Iron Man" comic book series: Nick Cassavetes. Marking his third trip to the director's chair for New Line (after "John Q" & "The Notebook"), Cassavetes is the son of celebrated filmmaker John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands. "Iron Man" is a long-discussed, oft-delayed project that once had Tom Cruise interested in the title role. New Line is working from a screenplay by David Hayter ("X-Men," "The Scorpion King") and plans to begin casting ASAP. "Iron Man" is currently scheduled for a late 2006 release.

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Ryan Meals

[b]Why?[/b]
I definitely questioned Marvel's choice of Tim Story, the director of "Barbershop" and the recent box office bomb "Taxi", to helm the new Fantastic Four movie, and after seeing some of the stills I'm pretty convinced it's going to suck (the Thing will be Michael Chiklis in a rubber suit, and he definitely looks like Michael Chiklis in a rubber suit). Now, Marvel makes another off the wall move announcing Nick Cassavetes, director of "the Notebook" of all things, as the director for Iron Man. I could be worried for nothing. Cassavetes and Story could do great jobs, but looking at their past bodies of work, which do not scream innovative and imaginative filmmaking, they sure do seem to be extreme stretches for the director's chair of a Marvel comic franchise.

Dec 2 - 09:30 PM

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