Matched Movie Director: David Slade Out, Jon Chu Steps In

Jon Chu

Jon Chu

David Slade is no longer set to direct Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Matched. Though there’s no news as to why this change occurred, Heat Vision is reporting that Jon Chu is about to seal a deal to take his place in the director’s chair!

Jon Chu is mostly known for more modern-day, highly-choreographed films like Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D (both of which he worked on with Matched producer Adam Shankman) as well as the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation. It will be interested to see what he does with a heartfelt futuristic romance!

The article also confirms that the script written by Michelle and Kiernan Mulroney (who also penned Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows) is complete! Hopefully, this means the project will start rolling along quickly from here on out!

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Movie Update: Looking for a Director!

Adam Shankman, one of the producers of the movie adaptation of Matched, answered some fan questions today on Twitter. One user asked for an update on the production of the movie, to which he replied that he is looking for a director. Here’s the tweet:

It seems that we’re getting closer to the Matched movie adaptation! With Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot producing, who do you think should direct the movie?

You can follow Adam Shankman on Twitter  @adammshankman.