Variety reports that Justin Theroux has been tapped to pen the second Iron Man film, due out in 2010. I don't know if it's just me, but this news totally blew my mind.
A.) I had no idea Theroux was even a writer. I mostly knew him as "that guy from Mulholland Drive and the crappy Charlie's Angels sequel".
B.) Apparently he co-wrote the screenplay for Tropic Thunder. Who knew? I figured there wasn't script for that movie. I mean, with a cast that includes Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr, you know there's gonna be some major improv happening.
C.) The guy who wrote Tropic Thunder
is now in charge of the script for Iron Man
? Something about that does not compute, aside from the presence of Downey Jr... but still.
D.) What happened to the four guys credited with the script for the first movie? Ya know, I thought they did a pretty damn good job. A few other people seemed to agree with me.
Nothing against Theroux; I just think he's one crazy-ass, way out in left field choice. But apparently somebody in charge has some faith in his skills.