Hugh Jackman goes to work for his homeland. In August, the Australian city of Sydney will start filming the second film about one of the most controversial characters of the comic book publisher Marvel. "Wolverine" director at this time will be director of "Train to Yuma" and "Knight of the day" James Mangold.
"Wolverine" will be the sixth film in the franchise of the Fox of the mutants. "X-Men," which appeared on the screen in 2000, turned the attitude and the studio audience to the comic book adaptations. Bryan Singer took a dark drama in which there was no room in yellow suits. Hugh Jackman got the role of a mutant with the adamantium skeleton quite by accident. Initially, the choice fell on Russell Crowe, but the actor refused. When approved by the role Dyugrey Scott could not be removed from the role in "Mission: Impossible 2", just three weeks before the film appeared Jackman.
In 2009, Wolverine got his own movie, but the picture of Gavin Hood did not receive such a warm reception, as movies of Singer. Feed with a budget of $ 150 million earned 373 million in worldwide box office.
The sequel was supposed to shoot Darren Aronofsky, and an action plan to partially move to Japan. But due to earthquake, this idea had to leave. Scheduled for March of 2011 surveys were frustrated, and at the same Aronofsky dropped out of the project. In the summer of 2011 took the director's chair, James Mangold. He has worked with Jackman - shot him in the melodrama "Kate and Leo".
The declared production budget of "Wolverine" makes $ 80 million. Working in Australia will not only save money but to create over 720 jobs for local residents, as well as the type of these extras in 1200. Post production will take place in America with a few Australian companies.
After the cancellation of filming epic scale Alex Proyas 'Paradise Lost', as well as the decision to close the series "Terra Nova" after the first season Mangold film will be very helpful for the Australian cinema production accustomed to Hollywood's biggest projects. More recently, Baz Luhrmann has finished shooting "The Great Gatsby," and now in Melbourne are shooting pictures Stuart Beattie, "I, Frankenstein" with Aaron Eckhart. By the way, this year will return to Australia Alex Proyas - will shoot adaptation of the novel by Robert A. Heinlein's "Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag."
"Wolverine" is expected on the screens in July 2013th.