- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
When Marvel Studios announced last month that they were gearing up for a movie starring the space-faring Guardians of the Galaxy, there were lots of fan discussions about who could possibly direct such a venture, a film that woud require action and humor as well as an ability to manage a huge amount of special FX.
The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that, filmmaker James Gunn is being mentioned as one of Marvel's top choices to direct the movie, saying that they like his sensibilities and his ability to mix action and horror, something he shares with The Avengers director Joss Whedon (who also wrote and produced the long-delayed Cabin in the Woods, released a month before the summer blockbuster).
Gunn previously directed the horror comedy Slither and the violent superhero comedy Super, starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page, neither huge box office successes, but before that, he wrote the Dawn of the Dead remake for Zack Snyder and the Warner Bros. live action Scooby-Doo and its sequel.
The original script for "Guardians" was drafted by Nicole Sperling and earlier this month, Marvel Studios hired Chris McCoy to rewrite the space adventure that recently had a synopsis released on a tracking board stating that the movie's about "a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants."
Guardians of the Galaxy is schedule to release on August 1st 2014.