Saturday, April 28, 2007

Goyer Attracted to "Magneto" Spin-Off

David Goyer will direct "Magneto", the "X-Men" spinoff in development from 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios that focuses on the Marvel Comics villain played in the original trilogy by actor Sir Ian "The Keep" McKellen.

After the first three "X-Men" films grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, Fox and Marvel began to develop spin-off features including "Wolverine", a David Benioff-scripted film that will star actor Hugh Jackman as the Canadian, steel-clawed mutant.

Goyer will develop a "Magneto" script, previously written by Sheldon Turner.