Exclusive: David Hayter Updates on ‘The Dragonriders of Pern’ and ‘Black Widow’

– by Gig Patta

David Hayter is quite a busy man as a director, writer and voice actor.

Hayter has a long career with voicing Snake in the “Metal Gear Solid” video game series and as the Jedi male voice in “Star Wars: The Old Republic.” He is also well known for penning the scripts for “X-Men,” “The Scorpion King,” “X-Men 2” and “Watchmen.”

During a Latino-Review exclusive interview with Hayter, he took the time to update us on the status of both the live-action film “The Dragoniders of Pern” and the Marvel comic book movie “Black Widow.”

Latino-Review was interviewing Hayter for his acting role in the upcoming indie horror film “Devil’s Mile.” That full interview will be published later this month.

So here’s the partial transcript he updated with us on those movies:

On “Black Widow”

For many years, “Black Widow” is speculated as the next Marvel movie. Even on IMDB, David Hayter and Scarlet Johansson are attached to the project (yeah, that always reliable IMDB). The site list Hayter as a director and writer for the project. Anyways, Hayter decided to clear the issue surrounding “Black Widow” with us.

“For ‘Black Widow,’ I wrote [a script] ten years ago and I was attached to direct it then. Then a few female action movies came out and they didn’t do very well. And the movie got shelved. It’s on IMDB and I’m going to talk to Marvel about possibly re-igniting that project. It really depends on Marvel on what they want to do with that character. So that’s the status of that right now.

“[So] as far as I know, it’s not a project that’s happening yet. But, I have written a script for it.”

On “The Dragonriders of Pern”

Hayter was tapped to write the screenplay adaptation of Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy series “The Dragonriders of Pern” back in 2011. Originally, it was set to begin production in 2012, but quietly disappeared for some unknown reason. Hayter graciously updated us with the good news on this project.

“Dragonriders is coming along. We have a script. We have a director attached. We are currently trying to raise a hundred million plus dollars. With a big sum like that, it takes a while to put it together. We're in pretty good shape on that right now. Hopefully, we’ll have an announcement on that within the next year.”

The full interview with David Hayter will be published later on this month, in which he talks about the “Devil’s Mile.”

Source: Latino-Review

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