Christopher McQuarrie: To write "Wolverine" sequel
Academy Award-winning American screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie has signed on with 20th Century Fox to write the script for the "Wolverine" sequel.
Hugh Jackman will return to star as the popular Marvel mutant.
The movie's story line will be drafted from an early 1980s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller miniseries, which is set in Japan and features Wolverine dealing with ninjas as he struggles whether to follow his animal killer instincts or the life under a samurai's code of honor and respect. This storyline was hinted at in an after credit sequence during X-Men Origins: Wolverine's theatrical run.
Christopher McQuarrie is best known for writing the screenplay "The Usual Suspects", for which McQuarrie won Oscar.
McQuarrie's othe credits as screenwriter include "Public Access", "The Way of the Gun" and "Valkyrie".