20th CENTURY FOX cut down "THE WOLVERINE" Directors Shortlist to 8!

Its been a couple of months since Darren Aronofsky departed 20th Century Fox's sequel The Wolverine. The studio has since been scouting a director. Now Variety claim to be privy to the studio's short list for directing candidates. Hit the jump to check it out.

The top 8 options are said to be:

Jose Padilha [Elite Squad, the upcoming Robocop reboot]
Doug Liman [The Bourne Identity]
Antoine Fuqua [Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest]
Mark Romanek [One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go]
Justin Lin [Fast Five, linked to upcoming Terminator reboot]
Gavin O'Connor [Miracle, Pride and Glory]
James Mangold [Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma]
Gary Shore [Primarily television commercials]

Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie penned the script to The Wolverine, which is based on Chris Claremont's groundbreaking four-issue mini-series of the 80's which Frank Miller illustrated. As far as the directors I am surprised of the inclusion of Mark Romanek, the rest is a fairly mixed bunch with mixed pedigree in terms of Indie credibility and tent-pole experience. 

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