Not really, but the report is still pretty disappointing. Looks like after some creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds, Tim Miller will not helm the sequel to last years
surprise hit about the disfigured, wise-cracking merc.
There were a lot of things that made the first Deadpool movie an exceptional success. Staying true to the core material, humor, action, and lack of studio compromise. It all added up to a chemistry comprised of its many parts that transformed its relatively humble $50mil budget to a $782 million worldwide gross, the highest for an R rated film of all time and the highest in the X-Men franchise. Tim Miller was a big part of that assemblage. Sure, Reynolds not only fought to get the film made, and slipped perfectly into the role, not unlike a certain hunky Australian actor he seems to be sentimental about; but Miller’s direction created a perfect balance between over-the-top action and the dark humor. There is some confusion over the reason for Miller’s departure since “creative differences” are cited as the main culprit. Considering how well everything meshed in the first film, that’s hard to believe.
Miller is leaving on good terms and will be developing other projects for Fox Studios. His first will be Influx, based on Daniel Suarez’s upcoming sci-fi novel. The book and the film create a world where the government suppresses emerging technology in an effort to strangle significant change in society. The official description reads as such:
“What if our civilization is more advanced than we know?
The New York Times bestselling author of Daemon–“the cyberthriller against which all others will be measured” -Publishers Weekly) –imagines a world in which decades of technological advances have been suppressed in an effort to prevent disruptive change.Are smart phones really humanity’s most significant innovation since the moon landings? Or can something else explain why the bold visions of the 20th century–fusion power, genetic enhancements, artificial intelligence, cures for common disease, extended human life, and a host of other world-changing advances–have remained beyond our grasp? Why has the high-tech future that seemed imminent in the 1960’s failed to arrive?
Perhaps it did arrive…but only for a select few.
Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they’ve been working toward for years: a device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics–the crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring. This Bureau of Technology Control uses the advanced technologies they have harvested over the decades to fulfill their mission.
They are living in our future.
Presented with the opportunity to join the BTC and improve his own technology in secret, Grady balks, and is instead thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison built to hold rebellious geniuses like himself. With so many great intellects confined together, can Grady and his fellow prisoners conceive of a way to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age?
And when they do, is it possible to defeat an enemy that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making?”
That sounds intriguing, but I would have preferred he finished Deadpool 2 first. There is no word yet on Miller’s replacement.Source: Deadline