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“Zombieland” Scribes Dip Into “Deadpool”

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“Zombieland” Scribes Dip Into “Deadpool”

Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in Fox's film adaptation, set to be written by Zombieland scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

“Deadpool” is shaping up to be one bloody, awesome ride.

“Zombieland” writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have signed on to pen the script for Fox’s “Deadpool” spinoff according to Variety.

Based on the Marvel comic and born from the character’s appearance in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Ryan Reynolds' portrayal of the “Merc with a Mouth” was the only thing that kept “Wolverine” from being entirely insufferable. Having been so burned by the first “Origin” story, it was difficult to get hyped about the idea of another potentially misguided, ill-managed effort. But the addition of Reese and Wernick puts a whole new ball in play.

Sharp, witty, and perversely adept at making gore hilarious, they are the perfect choice to supply both the thrills necessary for an action flick and the sardonic humor that is Reynolds' bread and butter.

“Deadpool” is set to begin filming once Reynolds has finished his other superhero duty in Warner Brother’s “Green Lantern” adaptation. If everything falls into place, the film could be in theaters by the summer of 2011.
 

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