DEADPOOL Writers Have Talked With Mark Millar, Discuss Script Leak
The Deadpool writers remain hopeful the film gets made and are exploring every avenue including burning a whole in Mark Millar's ear. Reese and Wernick also discuss the fact that the script is out on the internet for everyone to read.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are doing press this week for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. If you've visited this site often, you've probably realized that these marketing blitz's sometimes result in talent discussing everything but the project they're supposed to be talking about hence, the recent uptick in news on Deadpool and Venom (two projects that feature scripts written by the duo). Below, the screenwriting pair talk to /Film about the effort it's taking to get Deadpool greenlit and their reaction to discovering that their script had leaked online.
Have the duo spoken to Mark Millar who was made a Creative Consultant at Fox 5 months ago?
Reese: We’ve been in touch with Mark, because he’s come on as a consultant for Fox, so we are talking to him and we are….
Wernick: We are beating that drum. It’s the one project that we are so passionate to get made and we are doing everything we can. We have a few tricks up our sleeves still.
Reese: We are living a game of thrones, or trying to.
Wernick: You can find the script online actually. It leaked and there are downloads that you can read it yourself.
The writers go on to discuss their initial dismay and then reluctant acceptance that the script was out there and that there's simply nothing they can do about it. It's out there but are they truly fine with that?
Wernick: As fine with that as we could be.
Reese: We really couldn’t be. I mean we didn’t have a choice. It leaked and we couldn’t do anything about it and for a minute we were appalled and then the reaction was great, so we were excited and now I guess it doesn’t really matter.
Wernick: Wait until you’ve seen Tim [Miller's] test [footage]. It’s brilliant.
Yes, the Deadpool script is indeed out there on the internet and pretty easy to find if you know where to look. Personally, I've only skimmed it as I didn't want to know everything beforehand, just in case the movie ever gets made. But what I did read was hilarious and definitely true to the comic book source material. Hopefully with Millar on board, Fox can move forward on a project that even has Ryan Reynolds excited.
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