Josh Gad Thing

Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot has got to be the most mysterious of all the big 2015 releases. Even with a film as secret as Star Wars Episode VII we hear rumblings. Trank’s film, however, which is likely a major part of Fox’s Marvel plans, has a release date and little announced beyond that. Rumors have flown about actors such as Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Allison Williams being up for Mr. Fantastic, Johnny and Sue Storm respectively, but none are confirmed. Now the biggest member of the team can join the rumor mill, too.

Movies.com reports Josh Gad is the number-one choice for the role of Ben Grimm, aka The Thing.

Update: Trank denies that there’s any truth here, and Gad has weighed in with some jokes as well. Read More »

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Halo

A few years back, fans’ hearts were crushed when Neill Blomkamp parted ways with Halo. Before he made District 9, the director did a series of Halo short films and was working on a film adaptation with producer Peter Jackson. For numerous reasons, the project fell apart and fans were left thinking they’d never get to see Blomkamp’s vision of Master Chief.

Since then studios have tried and failed to make a Halo movie with Microsoft. Then, last year, plans for a Halo TV show were revealed, with Steven Spielberg set to produce. It was the closest thing to a film fans were going to get, as Microsoft said it didn’t want to make a movie. Now, things have  come full circle as a report says none other than Blomkamp will direct the pilot episode of the show. Read More »

Fantastic Four

Josh Trank hasn’t revealed much about the plotline of his new Fantastic Four reboot, which means rumor and speculation have had free rein. The latest story making the rounds is that Trank’s film will radically alter the team’s origins, doing away with the whole outer space mission thing and turning Ben and Reed into government weapons.

But it’s not true, according to Trank. The director took to Twitter today to say that the rumored synopsis wasn’t even “anything close” to the truth. Hit the jump to read all about the debunked plotline and Trank’s denials.

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Daniel Espinosa Eyed to Direct ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Assassin's Creed

Sony’s Assassin’s Creed adaptation got off to a pretty good start, snagging the white-hot Michael Fassbender to produce and star all the way back in 2012. Now it may be taking another big step forward with a new director.

Although nothing is confirmed at this point, a new report indicates that Daniel Espinosa is the top pick to take over at the helm. The Swedish director is known for his Joel Kinnaman thriller Snabba Cash (a.k.a. Easy Money) and the Denzel Washington / Ryan Reynolds actioner Safe House. More details after the jump.

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Star Wars - Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as Luke and Leia

Mark Hamill still won’t confirm his Star Wars Episode VII casting, but he doesn’t have to because Carrie Fisher has already done it for him. Also after the jump:

  • Judi Dench is the latest actor hit with Episode VII rumors
  • The Boba Fett spinoff may change a few things from Episode II
  • Animation on the first episode of Star Wars Rebels is complete
  • Disney doesn’t have the Star Wars 1313 trademark anymore
  • Here’s how to win a trip Skywalker Ranch and help Make-A-Wish

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Is Pixar Making a ‘Star Wars’ Movie?

Star Wars Pixar

When Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise, they quickly made it clear that they had more than just a new cinematic trilogy in mind. There’s been talk of TV shows (e.g., Star Wars Rebels), comic books (to be published by Marvel), and spinoffs based on characters like Han Solo and Boba Fett.

Now it seems we can also add a Pixar movie to that growing list of Star Wars projects. Hit the jump for more details.

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Microsoft Says There Are No Plans for a ‘Halo’ Movie

haloreach

Briefly: The biggest rumor of the week came courtesy of a Production Weekly report saying that Ridley Scott would be producing a big-screen Halo film. Details included that it would exist independently of Steven Spielberg’s show set to air on Xbox Live, and that Paul Scheuring (Prison Break) will script.

But Microsoft says it’s all bunk. The company released a statement to Eurogamer that reads:

The Halo franchise encompasses many elements, including games, action figures, novels and more. As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn. We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time.

The notion of Scott and Spielberg going head to head in a producer capacity with material like Halo may have been interesting, even if it didn’t seem very likely. Let’s hope the show that does air on Xbox Live will be more, say, Battlestar Galactica than a TV expansion such as Agents of SHIELD.

Asa Butterfield in Ender's Game

Will a sequel to Ender’s Game ever see the big screen? It’s not a question with a definitive answer. The first film didn’t live up to financial expectations, but it got decent critical praise, meaning a life on home video and On Demand could generate interest in a theatrical follow-up.

In the past, producers admitted there are multiple ideas to continue the franchise, which in the original  Orson Scott Card novels has a complicated timeline. One option is to continue with some sort of TV series. Another is to adapt a new series of novels which take place immediately after the events of Ender’s Game. Now a third option is on the table. Producer Roberto Orci says there’s a chance a sequel could be wholly original story, not based on any of Card’s material. Read More »

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