In a Variety article talking about X2 co-writers Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty scripting “Ender’s Game” and “Ender’s Shadow” into a film for Warner Bros. and director Wolfgang Petersen, some interesting bits on Batman vs. Superman and X-Men 3 come up…
As Petersen preps “Troy,” he hasn’t locked his next movie. He’s still sweet on “Batman vs. Superman” and is also developing “Shutter Island,” the recent bestseller by “Mystic River” author Dennis Lehane.
Harris and Dougherty scored with the “X-Men” sequel. They shared credit with original writer David Hayter. The duo will team with “X-Men” director Bryan Singer to create a year’s worth of “Ultimate X-Men” comics for Marvel and then will likely move to the third “X-Men” film at 20th Century Fox. First, Harris and Dougherty will tackle “Ender’s Game,” which, to Harris in particular, is much more than just a pricey assignment.
The WMA-repped team also scripted “Charlie Chan” into a Lucy Liu vehicle. Harris also scripted and just directed “Imaginary Heroes,” a drama that stars Sigourney Weaver, and Dougherty is adapting the cult horror comic “Wake the Dead” for Dimension Films.