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"There are only a few things in this world that turn me into a giant squid of anger, and one of them begins 'My boyfriend thinks I'm too smart for him.' The Venn diagram of boys who don't like smart girls and boys you don't want to date is a circle."
John Michael Green (born 24 August 1977), American writer of young adult fiction; YouTube vlogger and educator.
- Dusty Wright
While we await any official word on casting for 20th Century Fox's Fantastic 4, the reboot is currently scouting locations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. clickHere to take a look at this production notice posted by Reddit user Xzsekots, which reveals that production is slated to begin in March 2014.
We reported in July that the sequel was shifting production from Vancouver to Louisiana, after a state bill was shot down that would have reduced film tax credits. The state currently offers a 30% credit, along with a 5% labor incentive for hiring state residents. The reboot will be the first superhero movie to shoot in Louisiana.
Josh Trank is directing from a screenplay by Michael Green, Jeremy Slater and Seth Grahame-Smith. Kit Harington, Miles Teller and Jack O'Connell have tested for Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. Samira Wiley and Michael B. Jordan have been rumored to play Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl and Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. »
When asked about the role, he confirmed that he has been in talks.
"If that happens, if everything works out, then I will be pretty pumped. It's like seven months out of your year. Which is not a bad problem."
However, there may be a scheduling conflict with the Divergent sequel Insurgent, which begins production in April, just a few weeks after Divergent opens on March 21, 2014. When asked about what he will be shooting next, the actor had this to say.
"Right now I'm kind of hanging out. I don't have anything that I'm doing until probably January or February. I don't know 100%. Obviously Insurgent, the next Divergent film...I think they are going to start the second one in April."
It isn't known »
In this piece, I delve into the murky multiple origins of ‘The Clown Prince of Crime’ and come out offering both a history lesson and a splash-page headache.
Spoiler Alert (well, sort of)…
In this newest genesis, the villain formerly known as The Red Hood falls into a vat of toxic chemicals, as usual, but this time he does so with an (literally and figuratively) explosive twist. Its revisionist history, yes, but it isn’t without precedent. You see The Man Who Laughs has been born (and then re-born) a great many times before.
When comic book readers first met The Joker, he was fully formed and ready to create chaos. Initially a homicidal prankster, The Golden Age Joker’s character would be smoothed over during the McCarthy/Wertham era, »
- Chris Quicksilver
Back in May, we reported that Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan was being eyed to possibly star as Johnny Storm in 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four remake. While this hasn't been confirmed by the studio yet, Schmoes Know is reporting that the actor has in fact signed on to play The Human Torch.
The site's source is reportedly from the actor's talent agency, although it remains to be seen if and when the studio will confirm the news. Last week, the actor said he was "definitely interested" in the role, although he gave no indication that he was even in negotiations or close to signing on. If confirmed, the actor will reunite with his Chronicle director, Josh Trank.
If this news proves to be true, that still leaves Reed Richards (Mr Fantastic), Sue Storm (The Invisible Girl) and Ben Grimm (The Thing) left to be cast for the reboot. »
Breaking: In a preemptive six-figure three-book deal, up and coming screenwriter Jonathan W. Stokes makes his novel debut on Addison Cooke And The Treasure Of The Incas. The adventure story, sold on a proposal to Penguin imprint Philomel Books, has a globe-trotting Goonies vibe and follows a sixth-grader and his pals as he tries to save his archaeologist parents after they’ve been kidnapped by fortune hunters. Philomel president Michael Green will edit the novels, the first of which will be published in 2015. The others will follow a year later. The last three scripts Stokes wrote made the 2011 and 2012 Black Lists. They are Blood Mountain, which is being financed independently by Derby Street Films and Movie Package Co. with Lawrence Bender producing and Sergei Bodrov attached to direct, and Stokes executive producing; Murders & Acquisitions, which is set up at Warner Bros. with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg producing; and Border Country. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
20th Century Fox is making preparations to begin the casting process on their superhero reboot Fantastic Four, with the studio testing for Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) and Sue Storm (The Invisible Girl) first.
Insiders claim that Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) and Jack O'Connell (300: Rise of an Empire) are in line to get testing offers for the Reed Richards role, while Saoirse Ronan (The Host), Kate Mara (Transcendence) and Margot Robbie (About Time) will try out for Sue Storm.
The studio is looking to go much younger with this rebooted version, in hopes of drawing in a new audience to reinvigorate the franchise. It should also be noted that Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, Fruitvale Station) is the only actor currently in contention to play Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), although that may change. The actor has been rumored to be up for the role since May. »
As we've all heard, Ridley Scott is slowly and quietly in the process of developing a sequel to his classic sci-fi film, Blade Runner. Since that news hit the internet people have been wondering if Harrison Ford would actually be a part of it. Well, in a recent interview with IGN the actor admits that he's been talking to the director about the movie, and adds,
"I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director, and I would be very happy to engage with him again in the further telling of this story."
Ford obviously isn't fully committed to the project yet, but there is obviously some interest in wanting to return. As for where the movie currently stands in development, they hired Green Lantern co-writer Michael Green to write the script, which kind of has me a little nervous because Green Lantern was such a terrible movie! »
- Joey Paur
IGN caught up with Harrison Ford who just happened to be roaming the streets outside their offices while he was doing press round for Ender's Game (11/1), and when asked about returning as Richard Deckard for Ridley Scott's proposed Blade Runner 2 he said, "Yeah. We've been chatting about it... I truly admire Ridley as a director, and I'd be happy to engage with him again in the further telling of this story." So there you have it, confirmed. They have been talking about it and he would be happy to engage. What's next you may wonderc Well, the movie has to actually go into production. Last we heard, Michael Green (one of four writers on Green Lantern) was hired to rewrite the screenplay, which was penned by original Blade Runner scribe. Hampton Fancher. There's no plot just yet so feel free to speculate, I know I have. yt id ="0_b »
- Brad Brevet
Ridley Scott has been talking about a Blade Runner 2 ever since he made the first Blade Runner; at least, it seems that way. But what with directing scripts by Cormac McCarthy and confusing us all with prequels to Alien, he’s just been far to busy to actually get a Blade Runner 2 going. Now it appears that Scott might actually be moving on his Blade Runner sequel, and a certain old friend may be joining him in the endeavor.
One of the big questions surrounding Blade Runner 2 is whether or not Harrison Ford’s character Rick Deckard from the original film will return, even if only for cameo. With Ford admittedly a bit long in the tooth to run around punching things and romancing Sean Young, it seems that there’s a chance he’ll be back. Ford recently told IGN (via Screen Crush) that he’d been talking about Blade Runner 2 with Scott. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The Ender's Game star told IGN that he and Scott have been "chatting about" the proposed sequel to their 1983 sci-fi film.
"I remember it with complication, but I'm not there to generate nostalgic moments, I'm there to do a job of work," Ford said of his Blade Runner experience.
"I quite understand that everybody has an ambition when they come and do a film, and everyone's ambition may not be focused on the same thing. I truly admire Ridley as a man and as a director, and I would be very happy to engage with him again in the further telling of this story."
Back in October 2012, it was rumored that the actor was in talks to return as Rick Deckard from the original 1982 classic Blade Runner. Producer Andrew A. Kosove shot down those rumors just a few days later. But then, director Ridley Scott turned right around and revealed he was quite open to the actor returning.
"Yeah, we've been chatting about it."
Despite being considered one of the great classics in the sci-fi genre, its long been known that the original Blade Runner was a very troubled production. Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott didn't see eye to eye on what the movie was supposed to be, »
Although Ridley Scott‘s Alien prequel Prometheus arrived with great expectations, by most accounts, the results were unfulfilling, so the thought of the director returning to the world of another one of his sci-fi classics, Blade Runner, has been met with much hesitation. We got word this past summer that Green Lantern co-writer Michael Green has been set to rewrite [...] »
- Jack Cunliffe
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Big Hero 6, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Kindergarten Heroes, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Arrow, The Flash, Justice League: War, Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go!, Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Avengers Assemble and more...
With Thor: The Dark World set to open in the UK in just over three weeks, Disney and Marvel Studios have stepped up the promotional campaign for the second Phase Two offering, with this week bringing us a couple of new character posters for Fandral (Zachary Levi) and Volstagg (Ray Stevenson) and a behind-the-scenes featurette [see here], the first clip and two TV spots [see here], another couple of »
- Gary Collinson
Despite the fact it's set for release in a little over 17 months time it seems that 20th Century Fox's reboot The Fantastic Four is not quite ready to go into production just yet, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that X-Men veteran Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past) has been brought in to polish the screenplay, and that he "may be overhauling the script substantially".
Chronicle director Josh Trank is attached to direct the latest adaptation of Marvel's First Family, which is currently slated for release on March 6th, 2015. So far the script has passed through the hands of several writers, including Michael Green (Green Lantern), Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) and up-and-coming scribe Jeremy Slater (Reawakening). As yet there's no word on casting, although Miles Teller (21 & Over) has been linked to the role of Reed Richards and Trank's Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan »
- Gary Collinson
Well, it’s happening again. Twentieth Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot is being rewritten. Popular wisdom is that the more times a script is rewritten, the less likely it is to be any good. Let’s hope that’s not the case this time, because this one has passed through a whole lot of hands so far. Writers such as Michael Green, Seth Grahame-Smith, T.S. Nowlin, and Jeremy Slater have all taken a turn working on the script, and it’s about time to just get the thing done already. There needs to be a quality Fanastic Four movie soon before the franchise loses its luster entirely.
The new writer this time around is Simon Kinberg, who’s been around the superhero block before, having written X-Men: Last Stand (not a good sign) and produced X-Men: First Class (a slightly better sign). He’s also attached as a writer »
- Jeremy Clymer
There’s still a lot of time left before the movie’s scheduled release date (March 2015). Word is that Kinberg’s rewrite will be “overhauling the script substantially”; Jeremy Slater, Michael Green, Seth Grahame-Smith and T.S. Nowlin have all worked on versions in the past.
Josh Trank (Chronicle) is still aboard as director. The film will center on the Fantastic Four comics, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, which features a family of heroes including scientist Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl, the Human Torch and The Thing.
“Following that Marvel model, we want to establish things first. »
- Laura Frances
Fox is keeping it in the family as they approach the next "Fantastic Four" film.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been hired to retool Josh Trank's script for the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. He'll also serve as producer. According to the report, Kinberg's contributions to the new "Fantastic Four" script could be a "substantial" overhaul.
Kinberg is just the latest writer to lend his talents to the world of "Fantastic Four," following on the heels of drafts penned by Seth Grahame-Smith, Michael Green and more. But Kinberg is a familiar quantity when it comes to Fox-owned Marvel heroes, having contributed to "X-Men: The Last Stand," "X-Men: First Class" and the coming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" from Bryan Singer.
As of now, "Fantastic Four" is set for a March 2015 release date, but given Kinberg's relatively late-game hire, it's worth wondering just how far along the movie is. »
- Josh Wigler
20th Century Fox has already set a March 6, 2015 release date for their upcoming Fantastic Four reboot with Chronicle director Josh Trank at the helm. Trank officially joined the project and the film landed that release date back in December 2012. Here we are, almost a year later, and nothing. No cast, only rumors. Trank hasn't directed anything since Chronicle and the screenplay for his new film is about to get a complete rewrite. Previously Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Michael Green (Green Lantern), T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner) and Jeremy Slater took a stab at the screenplay and now Simon Kinberg is stepping in and, according to sources at The Hollywood Reporter, he "may be overhauling the script substantially." Kinberg's credits include Sherlock Holmes, X-Men: The Last Stand, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Jumper, This Means War and xXx: State of the Union. Hardly a stellar track record. Sure hope Trank hasn't »
- Brad Brevet
It would appear that the scripts written for 20th Century Fox’s latest attempt to bring Marvel’s Fantastic Four to the screen have not been sufficiently fantastic thus far. The studio is now bringing in comic book movie veteran Simon Kinberg to take a crack.Chronicle director Josh Trank is still firmly attached to direct the film, which boasts Matthew Vaughn as producer. But on the writing front, things have been a little shakier, with such writers as Jeremy Slater, Michael Green, Seth Grahame-Smith and, most recently, T.S. Nowlin all having run it through their word processors.According to the Hollywood Reporter’s sources, Kinberg – who recently wrote X-Men: Days Of Future Past for the studio – is coming in to do what could amount to an overhaul on the latest draft, as well as stepping in to produce alongside Vaughn.With the screenplay still in flux, there’s been »
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