– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Looks like the upcoming New Mutants film will have even more in common with The Fault in Our Stars than originally anticipated.

According to THR, Fault in Our Stars director and co-writer Josh Boone will be joined by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the writing duo that adapted the YA novel for the big screen. Together, the three of them will continue forth writing the screenplay for this X-Men spinoff. 

Josh Boone was first announced as co-writer and director of the project in May of 2015, and at the time, it was stated that he’d be co-writing the film with Knate Gwaltney. There’s no word as to whether or not Gwaltney has been replaced, or if he will be joining the other three in putting out the script. Given Hollywood’s tendency to cycle through writers in drafts of big blockbusters, however, it wouldn’t surprise me if they sent him on his way after the first draft was completed. 

Luckily for us, Neustadter and Weber are incredible talents, and like Boone, their experience in the YA genre will likely work in their favor for a title like New Mutants, which follows a group of angsty mutant teens. The two writers are also responsible for the script for The Masterpiece, the James Franco-directed flick about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, which is largely considered to be one of the worst movies of all time. Obviously, we can’t tell if that movie turned out well, but nonetheless, their list of upcoming films is turning out to be quite impressive.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.