Kenneth Branagh is currently in negotiations to direct the live-action adaptation of the Marvel Comic ‘Thor.’ The film has been written by Mark Protosevich, following the story of disabled med student Donald Blake, and his norse god alter ego, Thor.
Personally, I think this is going to be one of the harder adaptations to convince audiences to go see. You see Spiderman fans, even Hulk fans, but whose like, yeah I love Thor and his hammer.
I guess we’ll see soon enough, the film is scheduled for a July 16, 2010 release. Paramount just recently made a pact with Marvel Studios to release Thor and Iron Man 2 the same summer.
Other adaptations on the schedule are ‘The First Avenger: Captain America’ (May 6, 2011) and ‘The Avengers’ (July 15, 2011)