Seth Grahame-Smith, the writer behind Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has been hired by 20th Century Fox to do a polish on Josh Trank‘s reboot of Fantastic Four. Matthew Vaughn recently came on as a producer and the studio has set a release date of March 6, 2015. Jeremy Slater wrote the original draft. Read More »

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Briefly: The superhero news just keeps on coming today, especially on the Fox front. Mark Millar just tweeted that Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, has joined Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot as a producer. This is “fantastic” news for the film as Vaughn’s superhero resume is impressive. His input, along with Trank’s vision, could only elevate the March 6, 2015 release.  Read More »

Josh Trank will probably be spending most of the next few years on the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot, but even as he gets that figured out another of his projects has taken a step forward. The trades are reporting that writer Seth Lochhead has just been tapped to pen Shadow of the Colossus, a video game adaptation that Trank attached himself to last spring. Lochhead is best known for scripting 2011′s Hanna, the offbeat fairy tale actioner directed by Joe Wright. Read more after the jump.

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As long as the Mayan calendar doesn’t mark the end of the world in a few weeks, 2015 is looking exceedingly awesome. It’ll bring a new Avengers film, a new Star Wars film, maybe a new Avatar film, possibly a Justice League film and now 20th Century Fox has dated their own major film for the year. Exhibitor Relations reveals that Fox has dated Josh Trank‘s reboot of Fantastic Four for March 6, 2015. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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 »

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.

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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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