FishBowlLA has posted an interesting story about how “Derailed” director Mikael HÃ¥fstrÃ¶m might direct Marvel’s Deathlok:
In fact, the director of it’s first non-Mouse-owned Weinstein venture “Derailed” is caught in Harvey’s tangled web.
Over at the under-new-management Paramount, execs were eager to make a deal with “Derailed’s” director, Mikael HÃ¥fstrÃ¶m. So much so, they’ve put him to work on Paramount’s Marvel Comics’ title, “Deathlok” as a priority development deal.
All was going well, except for one problem: Harvey’s got an option on HÃ¥fstrÃ¶m, and insiders say he’s not letting go so easily of his new Swede.
It was previously reported that Paul McGuigan was in the running to direct. Lee Tamahori was attached to direct before that.
David Self rewrote the big screen adaptation. Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner wrote the first draft of the script, which follows a suburban family man who becomes the test subject for a technology research lab that transforms him into a living computer.