When some of the details on Fox’s new Fantastic Four film were announced a couple days ago — primarily that Chronicle director Josh Trank would indeed direct the new film — one detail was not reported. That was the name of the film’s screenwriter, who has been developing the new take on the classic Marvel Comics team with Trank.
The man scripting the new Fantastic Four is Jeremy Slater, whose script Score hit the Black List of popular unproduced screenplays a couple years back, and who has been fighting through the studio trenches for some time. Read More »
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Fox is one of several studios that decided not to bring big projects to Comic Con this year, but that doesn’t meant the company isn’t making news. Some new details have just been released about two Fox reboots of Marvel properties, with Chronicle director Josh Trank officially set for Fantastic Four and David Slade dropping off the Daredevil remake. Read More »
I have no faith that this movie will actually get made, but this is an interesting story regardless. Even as Sony continues to try to adapt the relatively movie-friendly Uncharted game series, the company is trying again with something much more ambitious: an adaptation of the 2005 fantasy adventure game Shadow of the Colossus. Now attached to direct is Josh Trank, whose first feature was the early 2012 release Chronicle.
The game is often at the center of the debate over whether video games can be art (I fell into that conversation back in 2005, when I reviewed the game for G4) but for good reason. The game features a young male protagonist who is told that his dead love can be revived if only he kills a collection of giant beasts that reside across the countryside. He does so without question, and the player is left to eventually wonder if the kid is being played. Visually austere yet stunning, the game was a critical hit and has endured as one of the masterpieces of the PlayStation2 generation.
But will it make a good movie? Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
Bloodthirsty fish, show-offy zebras, superpowered brothers, and overgrown manchildren run wild in today’s Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- Josh Trank still not sure on Chronicle 2
- Similarly, Joss Whedon undecided on Avengers 2
- More Grown Ups 2 shooting news in New England
- MIB3‘s viral campaign concludes with a final video
- Chris Rock rocks out in a new Madagascar 3 clip
- The Hoff features prominently in clips from Piranha 3DD
- Chris Hemsworth spills about Thor and Loki’s relationship
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Chronicle was a nice little surprise early this year, and the film is hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week. I’d recommend checking out Josh Trank‘s found-footage ‘kids with powers’ movie, as it is one of the better superhero films out there, packed with the spirit of early Marvel comics and Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, to boot. Plus, it has a good performance from Dane DeHaan as a kid who can’t quite handle his new power.
One of the bonus clips on the Blu-ray is a bit of test footage introduced by Trank. The director explains how Fox head honcho Tom Rothman wanted a test scene from the movie as a proof of concept, and goes on to show the scene interspersed with some commentary on how the effects were done. It’s a good compliment to an earlier video showing the origin of the film’s effects. Read More »
CinemaCon has come to a close, and I’ve returned from Las Vegas to find a ton of film sequel news bits. After the jump you’ll see a round up of all the latest, including:
- New photos from G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Expendables 2
- Benedict Cumberbatch explains how he auditioned for Star Trek 2 on his iPhone.
- Brendan Gleeson and J.B. Smoove join The Smurfs 2
- Screenwriter Max Landis talks about returning characters, possible directors, and how Chronicle 2 will be about the world’s first ‘supervillain’
- The running time and soundtrack listing for Men in Black 3 has been revealed
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel will begin production by Summer’s end.
- And an update on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequels.
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Even before Chronicle became a hit for Fox, rumors proliferated that the studio was looking to director Josh Trank to reboot The Fantastic Four. Trank denied knowing anything about it, and has mostly brushed aside questions of his involvement with the stalled superhero team in the months since.
But at CinemaCon, Fox CEO Tom Rothman said that Trank is indeed developing a new take on the Fantastic Four. Whether or not he’ll direct the film, however, is still open to question. Read More »
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Chronicle turned director Josh Trank into a bankable young talent; his name has been cropping up quite a bit in the wake of the success of his small-budget “kids with powers” film. He’s been linked vaguely to a new Fantastic Four movie, and more directly to Sony’s long in-development Venom spin-off from the Spider-Man movies.
Now Trank is set to work with Warner Bros. to direct The Red Star, a story set in “an alternate USSR where futuristic technology co-mingles with magical elements.” Read More »