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.

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

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No production date has been set.