Swedish director linked to Deadpool adaptation

Adam Berg has reportedly signed up to helm 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool adaptation.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Swedish director is the frontrunner to helm the film.

Berg is best known for the short film Carousel, and has experience making television advertisements and music videos. Deadpool will mark his feature debut.

Both 20th Century Fox and Ryan Reynolds – who has been strongly linked with the title role – are said to be admirers of Berg’s work.

The film is scheduled to arrive in theatres in 2012.