Walk the Line and Knight and Day director James Mangold has signed on to helm Twentieth Century Fox's The Wolverine, which has been on the prowl for a director since Darren Aronofsky dropped off the project in March.
James Mangold set to direct The Wolverine
Other directors who had been circling the project include Gavin O'Connor, Antoine Fuqua and Doug Liman.
James Mangold will direct from a script by Christopher McQuarrie, which takes place mostly in Japan.
No production date has been set.
The Wolverine comes to theaters July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima. The film is directed by James Mangold.