Logan 'could be made in black and white'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 March 2017
James Mangold

James Mangold

James Mangold, the director of 'Logan', has revealed he is currently working on a black and white version of the movie

'Logan' director James Mangold is working on a black and white version of the movie.

The 53-year-old filmmaker is currently basking in the critical acclaim of the sci-fi movie - but has revealed to a fan on Twitter that he has plans to make 'Logan' in black and white, too.

@AdamMcDee tweeted the director, saying: "So...@mang0ld, by all that is good in the world, please let there be a release of Logan that is black and white. I need that in my life. (sic)"

And James replied: "Workin' on it. (sic)"

This comes shortly after James claimed the R rating for 'Logan' was key to the movie's success.

The director - who previously helmed the much-maligned 'Wolverine' in 2013 - said that he and Hollywood star Hugh Jackman pushed to create a more adult movie so it would avoid the conventions of a typical superhero film.

James explained: "I knew that if Hugh and I could get an R, then we'll have the freedom to make an adult film.

"Because the second the marketing arm of a studio realises it cannot market to children, five or six creative things happen. The scenes can go deeper, and can be written for adults. Not just language, not just [violence], as you're saying, but the themes can be more interesting, the words you're using can be more complicated. The ideas can be more complicated."

The director also said that the R rating means there is less pressure to fill 'Logan' with the sort of gimmicks that can create merchandising money.

James shared: "The film comes under no pressure to be a platform for the sale of toys. Because there's going to be no kids to see it."

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