The studio have seen fit to hire Mark Bomback on script re-write duties, despite previously appearing satisfied with Chris McQuarrie's draft. Bomback is perhaps best known for penning Die Hard 4.0, Disney's Race To Witch Mountain and Deception (which starred Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman). The story arc for this project (which is not a sequel to Gavin Hood's critically slaughtered X-Men Origins: Wolverine) has always been intended to be an adaptation of Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's 1982 comic book mini-series, in which Wolverine travels to Japan and battles the criminal underworld.
Jackman aside, the only two pieces of confirmed casting news on the project appear to be Ken Watanabe and Naturi Naughton's involvement.With a new director confirmed and a fresh script in the pipeline, however, the possibility for cast, crew and plot changes is extremely high.Shooting on The Wolverine is believed to be scheduled for early 2012. Watch this space, bub.