Screenwriter Zak Penn Talks "X3"

by | October 10, 2005 | Comments

Zak Penn helped shape the story and script of "X2: X-Men United," which took the X-franchise to another level; now, Zak’s back and working on "X-Men 3," which looks set to continue the exciting series of movies in really big ways. Although he can’t discuss the story or any spoilers, Zak spoke with TheXverse.com about writing another mutant adventure.

TheXverse: What was the writing process like with Simon Kinberg? Did you each work separately on actual pieces of script after forming a story together?

Zak Penn: Given the rush, we worked together in every way possible. Sometimes splitting scenes, sometimes writing them together, sometimes handing each other half finished stuff and having the other complete it.

TXV: Do you feel the theme of the film has changed from the tone set up in X-Men and X2 – prejudice, fear, anti-mutant sentiment – with the change of directors?

ZP: No. Not at all. This movie goes into some even more psychologically complex ideas, inherently, because of the stories it is telling. But the backdrop of the X-universe will never change.

There’s a lot more chit-chat with the screenwriter, so head on over to TheXverse.com to check it out.

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