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Keith Christensen, is one of the most respected artists working in the entertainment field today. He's contributed his incredibly imaginative costume illustrations on plenty of big-budget comic book movies, such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Man of Steel, and is currently working on Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four. Below, are four exclusive piece of concept art for Jamie Foxx's Electro in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Concept Art by Keith Christensen We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone »
One question buzzing round the heads of attendees to WonderCon this year is probably: How is the new Fantastic Four movie going to turn out?‘
Whether this question takes the form of a quick ponder or a rambling inner-monologue, it’s a matter worth considering as the cinematic history of the biologically-enhanced quartet is patchy at best. The 1994 movie, made for contractual reasons and showcasing a Thing that at best looked like an angry ape’s lower appendage, has passed into legend for all the wrong reasons.
The characters were given a polish for two high profile outings in the Noughties, but these films were critically-derided and best remembered for having a Welshman as Mr Fantastic, an overly-distracting Sue Storm and a future Captain America as The Human Torch. Even Michael Chiklis, struggling to get his lines out through layers of rubber, couldn’t lend any gravitas to the project. »
- Steve Palace
It’s been fun trying to guess what director Josh Trank and the rest of the team at Fox have planned for the Fantastic Four reboot. With Simon Kinberg on board as a writer/producer on both the Fantastic Four movie and the X-Men series, it seems inevitable, for example, that the films will connect in some […]
The post Simon Kinberg Talks Fantastic Four: Origins, Tone, and Ff/X-Men Crossover Potential appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot will be an origin story.
"If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle," he told Crave Online.
"The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man. Raimi's Spider-Man, yeah, not Amazing Spider-Man.
"Josh Trank's instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible. In many ways I would say it's definitely more of a drama than comedy."
Fantastic Four is scheduled for a June 2015 release. »
While promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past at WonderCon over the weekend, producer Simon Kinberg revealed new details about The Fantastic Four reboot, confirming that this version of the Marvel comic books is more of a coming-of-age story, while teasing how Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Sue Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) get their powers.
Since this is a much younger cast than the original 2005 Fantastic Four, the story is said to be reminiscent of the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics, where the four main characters are all in college. Simon Kinberg revealed in an interview with Den of Geek that the reboot is still an origin story, but they still have a lot of growing up to do.
"We're definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, »
(Cbr) Marvel’s First Family gets another shot at big-screen success next summer with director Josh Trank’s "Fantastic Four" reboot. Like it or not, the film is coming together, with a cast that includes Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Susan Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. It’s a young cast, and a young director — and to hear writer Simon Kinberg tell it, it’s going to be a young story, with the idea to focus on the formation of the Fantastic Four. “We’re treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four,” he told Crave Online, “so in future movies you’d have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
It seems like a lot of fans are not happy with how director Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot is coming together in terms of the casting, and what we can expect from the story. I'm open to their interpretation of these characters. For the most part, it seems like there are a lot of people already turning their back on the movie, which is understandable since the first two Fox made left a bad taste in a lot of fans' mouths. I'm curious to see what they are actually planning.
In a recent interview with IGN and Den of Geek, producer Simon Kinberg offered a few more details on what we can expect to see in the movie, and I imagine some of you aren't going to like what he had to say.
When talking with Den of Geek he said:
"We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. »
- Joey Paur
Continuing the current trend, 2015 will bring plenty of sequels, reboots and superhero movies occupying big box office slots, and Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four ticks two of those boxes. Starring an eclectic cast that includes Miles Teller (Footloose) as Reed Richards, Jamie Bell (Jumper) as Ben Grimm, Kate Mara (Transcendence) as Sue Storm and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as Johnny Storm, the Fantastic Four reboot was penned by Sherlock Holmes screenwriter Simon Kinberg, who has another high-profile superhero movie out this year.
Kinberg was in attendance at WonderCon over the weekend to promote the imminent release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and described ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
One thing is very clear whenever new information is released for Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four: most of you do not have high hopes for the reboot. I don't either, and I doubt any of these latest comments from writer/producer Simon Kinberg are going to change your thoughts on Trank's upcoming film. One of the biggest complaints from fans has been the age of the cast for The Fantastic Four, and in an interview with Den of Geek, Simon Kinberg says the characters »
- Jesse Giroux
Simon Kinberg has been discussing what we can expect from Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, and has stressed that the tone of the film will be less cartoonish than previous adaptations. “It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies,” says Kinberg. “If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle." “The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man,” continued Kinberg, before clarifying that he was referring...
- George Wales
Modern comic book movies have shown us that there are two equally effective approaches to tone: you can go the fun, more comedic route, like The Avengers, or darker and more serious, like The Dark Knight. Not only does this provide a bit of variety within the genre, it also provides an interesting question about the direction of future projects. In this case, we're talking about the upcoming Fantastic Four movie from director Josh Trank. Writer/Producer Simon Kinberg was in Anaheim, CA this weekend promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past, and while talking with Crave the filmmaker revealed the tonal direction of the the upcoming reboot. In contrast to the slightly goofy Fantastic Four movies that came out a decade ago, the new film will instead be going in a more serious direction. "It.s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies," Kinberg said. »
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg was at WonderCon in Anaheim yesterday to talk about the upcoming mutant superhero sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, but with Fox’s reboot The Fantastic Four due to kick off production this month, he also offered up a few words about the studio and director Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) plans for Marvel’s First Family.
“As Bryan Singer created with the original X-Men movies, Christopher Nolan created with the Dark Knight movies, Jon Favreau and Marvel created with the Iron Man movies, all the best superhero franchises – Sam Raimi did it with with Spider-Man – they create a tone and that is the thing that defines them,” says Kinberg (via HitFix). “It’s not the stories that differentiate them from each other. Sometimes the characterizations aren’t that distinct. It’s that the tone is different and in some ways [that's because of the] lessons learned from the original ‘Fantastic Four’ movies, »
- Gary Collinson
Talking to Crave Online at WonderCon yesterday, Simon Kinberg was quizzed by the site about how the tone of Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four will differ to that of Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, both of which were rubbish light comedies. "It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies," the X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer revealed. "If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man." That sounds like the right sort of direction to take the reboot in and is a good sign that we'll see elements from both the 616 and Ultimate versions. Now, depending on which of the Spider-Man franchises you prefer, that will either be very good or bad news. »
Anaheim - First thing's first. The new "Fantastic Four" movie is definitely happening. No delays, no recasting. Josh Trank's vision is going to come to fruition. That's the word from the movie's screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg who was on the Baton Rouge, La set two days ago and reveals that production begins in earnest in two weeks. Kinberg was at this year's WonderCon to speak primarily about 20th Century Fox's expected blockbuster "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but he also took a few minutes to talk about Marvel Comics' most famous family. He says the chance to create a "unique tone" is what excites him most about the reboot. "As Singer created with the original 'X-Men' movies, Christopher Nolan created with the 'Dark Knight' movies, Jon Favreau and Marvel created with the 'Iron Man' movies, all the best superhero franchises - Sam Raimi did it »
- Gregory Ellwood
Earlier this week producer Avi Arad re-affirmed that there are no plans to crossover "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise and its various spin-off films with any other Marvel universe movies like "The Avengers" at Marvel Studios or the "X-Men" films at 20th Century Fox.
Their source claims Fox wants director Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot to stand on its own without any help from the X-Men mutants, and hopefully do well enough to warrant multiple sequels. Fox may consider a crossover down the road, but there are no plans for it in the near future.
Mark Millar, who is working for Fox as a consultant on their Marvel movies, previously said that both franchises exist in the same universe but will not cross over. »
- Garth Franklin
When 20th Century Fox announced in 2012 that Mark Millar had signed to consult on and develop their Marvel properties such as The Fantastic Four reboot and their X-Men franchise, many hoped that would lead to a shared universe involving these characters crossing over. A "well-placed source" for Schmoes Know reveals that the studio has no plans of merging The Fantastic Four and X-Men characters.
The unidentified source claims that the studio really wants director Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four reboot, which stars Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, to stand on its own, without any help from the X-Men mutants.
The hope is that The Fantastic Four will do well enough to warrant multiple sequels. Of course, if the movie and its follow-ups do well, »
Michael B. Jordan has added another project to his rapidly-expanding list of big screen credits. Variety reports that the Chronicle and Fruitvale Station star will headline Men Who Kill for 20th Century Fox. Details are few regarding the specific plot of Men Who Kill , but it is said to be a CIA thriller with T.J. Fixman scripting. Fixman is best known for his writing work with Insomniac Games' "Ratchet and Clank" series. Jordan can be seen coming up in Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four and is slated to star opposite Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky spinoff feature, Creed . Greg Berlanti will produce Men Who Kill . (Photo Credit: Drew Altizer / WENN.com) »
Hanna screenwriter Seth Lochhead has signed on to write the screenplay adaptation Who Is Jake Ellis? for 20th Century Fox and director David Yates, who became attached to this project back in October.
The story is adapted from the comic book series written by Nathan Edmondson and illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, which follows Jon Moore, Europe's best spy-for-hire, thanks to a mysterious psychic known as Jake Ellis, a man no one else can see but Moore. When a deal goes bad, Ellis must protect Moore using his gifts. The comic book ran for five issues in 2011, when it was nominated for an Eisner Award, and spawned the sequel series Where Is Jake Ellis? in 2012. The adaptation has been compared to the Bourne franchise, making Seth Lochhead a prime candidate to adapt the material.
(Cbr) Mark Millar's creator-owned work has a long history with Hollywood, with "Wanted," "Kick-Ass," "Kick-Ass 2," "The Secret Service" and more all getting a silver screen presence. Thus, it should come as little surprise that another one of his creator-owned books will see a big screen debut. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has picked up the film rights for Millar and Leinil Yu's "Superior" miniseries with Matthew Vaughn attached to produce. Vaughn has a long history with Millar's Hollywood adaptations, dating back to his time helming "Kick-Ass." He is also currently directing "The Secret Service" film adaptation. "This project actually means an awful lot to me. It's something Leinil and I really loved doing and, after years of wanting to work together, gave us our chance to collaborate," Millar said via the Millarworld Forums. "Matthew's producing, which is great news, and the kind of names »
- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources
David Yates is attached to direct, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping producing. Ford Lytle Gilmore is exec producing. Chernin Entertainment’s senior VP David Ready, who will oversee the project for Chernin and Jason Young will oversee for Fox.
Based on the original comicbook series written by Nathan Edmondson and drawn by Tonci Zonjic, the story revolves around a former spy on the run who is kept safe by a mysterious man known as Jake Ellis.
Given the similarities to projects like the “Bourne” franchise, it makes sense to bring in someone like Lochhead, a proven scribe in this genre.
Lochhead is currently doing a rewrite on the Sony pic “Shadow of the Colossus,” with Josh Trank attached to direct. In addition, his »
- Justin Kroll
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