Matthew Vaughn dropped by a screening of Inception yesterday. Did he like it? He told Hero Complex:
I saw Inception, which I loved. But my heart sank when I saw that a few of the ideas we had were up [on the screen]. So it’s either leave it in and look as if you’re copying or change things. We completely ripped out about 12 pages of the script and the storyboards.
I can’t imagine how terrible that must have felt. How terrible.
The scenes in question showed “sort of dream-space combat”, and featured a “fight involving Professor X and some other mutants… to be presented with spinning rooms and other physics-bending imagery”.
So it’s back to the drawing board for Vaughn and Co. Onwards and upwards, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, etc.
X-Men: First Class is not officially filming yet, but it seems there is (at the very least) some second-unit shooting underway. We’re receiving reports of ongoing location scouting too – even here in my native Oxford – and even before the big Inception shock, our best information was that the script and storyboards were still undergoing work.
Some might see this as a cause to worry, but I don’t. A film is always being revised and rewritten, all the way through until the end of postproduction. All you need is a witty crew whoa re able to think on their feet, a director with strong problem solving skills and a writer on call, and I think First Class has all of these. Would you rather they sat still and didn’t keep honing, polishing and tweaking?