Tim Miller has left Deadpool 2 to Direct Influx
Tim Miller, the director of Deadpool, will not be directing the sequel. Tim Miller has left the directing chair of Deadpool 2 (2018) over “mutual creative differences” with Deadpool‘s star Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds, also a producer on Deadpool 2 along with Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner, held the must leverage in the disagreement. Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 contract gave him casting approval and other creative controls. Instead of using that sway, Reynolds stepped back from the situation, let others handle it, and Miller amiably left Deadpool 2 for Influx.
This was a surprising turn of events. One would think that it would take a monumental event to rip Tim Miller away from Deadpool 2, a sequel to a film he and Reynolds had fought for years to get made. Deadpool made $782 Million at the global box office.
As the recent honest trailer proclaimed, Deadpool is all 20th Century has left with regard to viable comic book franchises (that people actually want to see another installment of). Messing with one of the key components in Deadpool‘s formula must have been a final straw decision to keep the sequel on track. Some have speculated that the split occurred because Miller wanted Kyle Chandler to play Cable while Reynolds wanted another actor (possibly Liam Nesson).
No replacement director has been assigned to Deadpool 2 yet.
Regardless of why, Tim Miller has moved on to adapting Influx, a science fiction novel written by Daniel Suarez.
The plot synopsis of the novel Influx:
Physicist Jon Grady and his team have discovered a device that can reflect gravity—a triumph that will revolutionize the field of physics and change the future. But instead of acclaim, Grady’s lab is locked down by a covert organization known as the Bureau of Technology Control.
The bureau’s mission: suppress the truth of sudden technological progress and prevent the social upheaval it would trigger. Because the future is already here. And it’s rewards are only for a select few.
When Grady refuses to join the BTC, he’s thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison housing other doomed rebel intellects. Now, as the only hope to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age, Grady and his fellow prisoners must try to expose the secrets of an unimaginable enemy—one that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making.
The film adaptation of Influx is being written by Mark Bomback. 20th Century Fox is hoping to turn the novel into a trilogy of films.
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