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The New Mutants finally has its script writers and the project is moving forward.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have been tapped to write the script for X-Men spinoff The New Mutants. The duo has served as writers on Young Adult adaptations The Fault in Our Stars and The Spectacular Now.
Josh Boone is the director on the project, and it just so happens he served the same role on The Fault in Our Stars, so it’s like getting the band back together.
As we already know, the team will consist of:
Going with YA writers makes a ton of sense on this project. The New Mutants have always been about mutants just coming into their powers and having to deal with how that makes them different from society. Some of them view it as a curse while others embrace it. With this team lineup there is plenty of both.
No release date has been announced for the project yet, but I’m excited for this one.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter .