Posted June 10th, 2011 by Veidt & filed under Movies.

Never Let Me Go

Mark Romanek has officially taken himself out of the running to replace Darren Aronofsky on Fox’s upcoming sequel The Wolverine. Speaking to Digital Spy, Romanek confirmed he was under consideration, but opted not to pursue it. “That script was a terrific version of that kind of thing, but not something I felt really passionate about.

Romanek directed Never Let Me Go, the absolute best film of 2010, and seemed like the only available option for making an even better film than Aronofsky might have…barring David Lynch or Wes Anderson somehow miraculously expressing interest in the gig. FFFFFfffffffffF.

this movie is jesus

Speaking of best of the year, The Tree of Life is expanding again this weekend, adding another 27 theaters. If it’s in your area, it really is an experience worth having.

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Slade Garrison June 11th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Actually, I’m not that disappointed with this one. Sure, One Hour Photo and Let Me Go were great, but he’s also mainly done just music videos and music documentaries.

It’s just not that big a loss for me that he isn’t directing Wolverine.

GalvaTRION June 11th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Cheer up, Sher, I’m sure Brett Ratner or Shawn Levy will be available.

Holy Jesus I just depressed the fuck out of myself.

Since this one’s supposed to be set in Japan, I wouldn’t be surprised if they gave Ryuhei Kitamura a call. I wouldn’t be especially enthused, but at least the guy has some semblance of style. Of course, in a perfect world they’d call Takeshi Miike instead…

Sherry June 12th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Miike doing Wolverine is too impossibly perfect to even contemplate. That would almost be up there with getting to see Lynch’s Return of the Jedi.

And yeah, Romanek does music videos, but what videos they are…Perfect Drug pretty much defined the look of the entire, multi-billion Harry Potter franchise, while simultaneously creating a domestic market for absinthe.

Slade Garrison June 12th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

True, true, but I still think there are better directors out there.

And yes, Miike would be the perfect director for Wolverine in Japan. Could you just imagine a mix of Dead or Alive, Fudoh, Ichi the Killer, and the awesomeness of Sukiyaki Western Django? My heart would explode.

And I would totally vote for Tadanobu Asano or Nao Ohmori as Silver Samurai.

GalvaTRION June 13th, 2011 at 1:43 am

I’m pretty sure there’s a law that states all characters that are over a certain age either have to be played by Korean pop stars or Ken Watanabe.

Meanwhile, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa sits in a room looking at his telephone lay silent, wondering what the hell happened after Memoirs of a Geisha.

GalvaTRION June 13th, 2011 at 1:44 am

Sigh, all JAPANESE characters in American films. Forgot to qualify that shit. Ruin the damn joke…

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