http://www.jewreview.net/article.php?id=1745 Quote: David Benioff Claws at Wolverine Source: Shmuel Reuven The writer gives up some dirt on the X-Men Origins movie. Wolverine is returning to the big screen in 2009. The X-Men Origins story will tell the tale of how Logan became the mutant that he is. Gavin Hood is directing and David Benioff is writing the screenplay. While promoting his latest film, The Kite Runner, David sat down with JewReview.net to talk about how he will adapt Wolverine for this prequel story. And it really comes down to David being a lover of comics since he was a kid. I grew up a huge fan of comics and Logan especially, so the research was the most fun research Ive ever had to do. I started going back and re-reading all the comics, mostly which I had read before. But then I started reminding myself about the character and all the back story, which I have still. The really fun thing about working on that project is you can send an email out to the guy at Marvel, Can you send me comics 200-290? and you get these care packages in the mail. One of the things I loved about working on that movie is knowing that it would make my 14-year-old self so happy knowing if he was looking forward, this is what - . He wouldnt go into the story line, but David did say there is one particular plot hes working on. I think Im not allowed to say, but it is a prequel and its an origin, but they dont want me to talk about the specific comic book. The answer is yes, there is but they told me not to say. David did confirm the updated list of characters who would be in Wolverine. Yeah, Silver Fox is one of the big ones; theyll be announcing the casting on that one in the next couple weeks. And Stryker is in it. But I signed some massive contract at Fox that Im not allowed to say, so I better shut-up now. Davids new film, The Kite Runner is based on Khaled Hosseinis best selling novel (of the same name); it opens in theaters December 14th. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is scheduled for a May 1, 2009 release.