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Kenneth Branagh Heads To Guernsey
And Thor 2 may have found a director...

05 August 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Kenneth Branagh Heads To Guernsey

Now that he’s decided to skip the chance to direct the Thor follow-up, Kenneth Branagh is a man looking for a new helming assignment. And if Fox 2000 has its way, he’ll take up the megaphone for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.

It sounds about as far away from the adventures of Asgard as you can get (we wonder if the rainbow bridge can reach Guernsey), but it should be a change of pace for Branagh after tackling the superhero saga.

Dan Roos wrote the script, adapted from Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer’s bestseller, which follows a blossoming postal relationship between a writer in London and a resident of the island who relates the tale of the titular society, one used as a cover to help its members undermine the German occupation during World War Two.

But switching back to Branagh’s previous gig for a moment… It looks like Marvel and Disney might have found someone to take over the reins for Thor and co, as Brian Kirk is now in early talks.

Kirk’s name might not exactly be well known in film circles, but he’s carved out a solid reputation as a TV director on both sides of the pond. As well as episodes of shows such as Luther, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire and Funland, he’s also been winning praise as part of the Game of Thrones team. Oh, and he has the Beeb’s Great Expectations next on his to-do list, having just finished cranking out shows for Deadwood creator David Milch’s new horse racing series Luck.

You can see why working on Game of Thrones might leapfrog him to the top of the list… Wonder if they can find a role for Peter Dinklage in the sequel?

With Chris Hemsworth and the gang set to return, the movie already has a release date of July 26, 2013…


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