Walk the Line and Knight and Day director James Mangold has signed on to helm Twentieth Century Fox's The Wolverine, which has been on the prowl for a director since Darren Aronofsky dropped off the project in March.

Other directors who had been circling the project include Gavin O'Connor, Antoine Fuqua and Doug Liman.

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James Mangold will direct from a script by Christopher McQuarrie, which takes place mostly in Japan.

No production date has been set.