In a recent profile of Fantastic Four director Josh Trank, the filmmaker said he slept with a gun by his bed because of threats he was receiving online due to his decision to cast a black actor as Johnny Storm, AKA The Human Torch. Now Trank says he initially tried to cast a black woman to play Johnny’s sister, Sue Storm AKA The Invisible Woman, in the 2015 movie, but that he encountered “quite a bit of heavy pushback” from the studio and essentially wasn’t allowed to. Read More »
This is the world we live in now: if you are loud enough about demanding a director’s cut on Twitter, it will come. After the mythic Snyder Cut earned its triumphant victory with an HBO Max release in 2021, the floodgates have opened for directors who want their original visions to be shown to rabid fans. The latest filmmaker to join the director’s cut train is David Ayer, whose 2016 comic book film Suicide Squad was famously subjected to long reshoots and re-edits. Ayer revealed that is “Ayer Cut” of Suicide Squad would be “easy to complete” and “incredibly cathartic” to release.
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Josh Trank and Tom Hardy recently unleashed Capone upon the world, and they’re not through yet. According to Trank, he’s developing a new limited series about the CIA for Hardy to produce and star in. The series will track the forming of the CIA and, in Trank’s words, “capitalism versus communism.” And I only have one question: what weird voice will Hardy use on the show?
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Al Capone wanders out of the bushes, a diaper sagging around his midsection, a Tommy Gun at the ready. And not just any Tommy Gun, but a Tommy Gun made out of solid gold. A carrot clenched between his teeth like a cigar, Capone begins firing wildly, growling, screaming, drooling. He chomps down on that carrot like a deranged Bugs Bunny, and hikes up his soiled diaper.
This is Capone, Josh Trank‘s strange hybrid that wants to be both a gangster movie and also a horror pic. At the center of it all is Tom Hardy, who gets another excuse to use a strange voice. Hardy’s Capone is not the legendary gangster at the height of his Scarface days, but Capone nearing the end of his life, his mind ravaged by neurosyphilis. Here is a man who will not live out his final days with dignity.
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You might’ve forgotten this, but Josh Trank, director of The Fantastic Four, teamed-up with Tom Hardy to make a movie about Al Capone. The film was previously titled Fonzo, and it sort of fell off the radar for a while. Now it’s back, and it has a trailer, and a new title – Capone. Rather than just a standard biopic, Capone follows the mob boss in his later years, as he lives out his final days with dementia. Unless…that’s all an act. Watch the Capone trailer below.
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Back in 2015, 20th Century Fox wasn’t worrying about being purchased by The Walt Disney Company. But they were worried about the release of their new take on Marvel’s first family, Fantastic Four. The studio was rebooting the franchise in an effort to capitalize on the love for Marvel Studios movies, and rather than going in the goofy family action comedy direction of the first franchise, they got dark and gritty with Chronicle director Josh Trank at the helm. But things did not go well.
Josh Trank’s vision for Fantastic Four did not pan out as he hoped. Studio executives demanded reshoots, and it was clear that they completely crippled whatever Trank had in mind. Well, four years later, Trank decided to revisit his box office bomb that stopped any hopes of revamping the franchise dead in its tracks. The director even took the time to post a movie review to Letterboxd, in which he reflects on that time in his life and hints at the production woes behind the scenes. Read More »
We’ve already seen a number of behind-the-scenes photos of actor Tom Hardy in costume and full make-up as Al Capone in his new gangster movie Fonzo, but director Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) has shared another Fonzo photo. In keeping with his usual tradition, Hardy will be adopting a bizarre voice to play this character, and his inspiration for the voice comes from – wait for it – Looney Tunes mainstay Bugs Bunny. Check out the photo and read more about Hardy’s odd vocal choice below. Read More »
Tom Hardy is about to disappear into his next role. Filming is currently underway on Josh Trank‘s new movie Fonzo, in which Hardy plays the notorious gangster Al Capone, and Hardy has taken to Instagram to share a few photos of himself in character. Read More »
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Last year, Tom Hardy and Josh Trank (Chronicle) linked up for Fonzo. Hardy will play legendary gangster Al Capone in the film, which begins production this summer in New Orleans. The story follows Capone near the end of his life.
Below, learn more about Tom Hardy playing Al Capone after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
The past couple of years have been pretty rough on Josh Trank. After his career got off to a spectacular start with 2012’s Chronicle, he flamed out with his sophomore effort, Fantastic Four, and seemingly did himself no favors by bad-mouthing his own movie. In between, he also picked up and then lost a Star Wars spinoff. Understandably, he’s spent most of 2016 laying low.
But now it sounds like he’s finally ready to get going on a new project again. Tom Hardy has just been set to star in Trank’s next movie, Fonzo, about legendary mobster Al Capone near the end of his life. Read More »