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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
Variety reported that Toby Kebbell (Dead Man's Shoes, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Warcraft) was Fox's top choice to play Victor von Doom in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, and now the man himself has confirmed that he's accepted. Thank you for all the support, I'm glad to be working with a wonderful cast.@Miles_Teller, @_KateMara, @1jamiebell. @Marvel #FantasticFour — Toby Kebbell (@ItsTobyKebbell) April 2, 2014 Kebbell's obviously left Michael B. Jordan's name off the list there, but we'll assume he merely forgot and the Fruitvale Station star is still playing Johnny Storm in the movie! Anyway, the principal cast have come together finally and shooting is set to commence next month. So what do you think of the new big screen incarnation of Marvel's first family? »
Found footage films get a bad rap - and worse reviews. But the genre combines the vitality of punk rock with the reach of a video viral, and it has earned, if not respectability, then at least a respectful reappraisal. Some found footage (hereafter Ff) films are, admittedly, unwatchable (see The Devil Inside or, better, don't). But others, such as recent West Country-set religious chiller The Borderlands, or Bobcat Goldthwait's creepy Bigfoot hunt Willow Creek (out on May 2), are closer to unmissable.
Beyond an ominous title card, Ff films require little backstory, and the genre has only a brief history of its own. An uncompromising, hand-over-the-camera-lens look at totalitarianism in Vietnam-era America, Peter Watkins' 1971 mock-doc Punishment Park is considered Ff's chief forebear. Ruggiero Deodato's still-troubling Cannibal Holocaust (1979), however, is the most striking early archetype. Following a gonzo film crew into tribal Amazonia, it puts video-nasty atrocities through a film-school filter, »
News Glen Chapman 11 Apr 2014 - 06:58
Kate Mara has been chatting about the Fantastic Four reboot, and her role in it...
Kate Mara is one of the primary cast members in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, directed by Josh Trank, and has recently been chatting about the film and what fans can expect from it. Talking to IGN, she admitted that "I don’t know very much about it, which is weird but true! All I know is that it’s going to be a very different take on the film, which people may not expect".
Mara went on to say that "I’m not really familiar with the comic books,I picked up a few when I got the part. I think we’re making a very grounded version of a superhero film. I trust Josh Trank’s vision as I was a huge fan of Chronicle".
Her comments »
Kate Mara is one of the stars of the new Fantastic Four film, playing the Invisible Woman aka Sue Storm. Currently doing promotion for Transcendence, she was asked about the superhero tentpole slated for release next summer. And while it's still early and she doesn't know much about the production, she's clearly amped about being a part of the comic book movie world, even if she doesn't seem to have any idea who the Fantastic Four really are. Here's IGN's video interview segment that has Mara talking about her take on Sue Storm and what she knows about the Fantastic Four film: The first part that sticks out about this video is the quote below. "I think we're making a very grounded version of a superhero film. I just trust Josh Trank's vision, I was a very big fan of Chronicle." Which... okay... grounded. This is The Fantastic Four »
2005 and 2007′s Fantastic Four movies which starred the likes of Jessica Alba and Chris Evans haven’t gone down in history as one of the greatest superhero films around. To most people the first film is barely memorable but that’s isn’t surprising considering it came out the same summer as the mighty Batman Begins. Heck it wasn’t even the most memorable Alba movie released, as Sin City burst onto screens during the same season.
The lack of critical success hasn’t stopped the studios from taking the film down the reboot road with Chronicles Josh Trank at the helm. Most fans were pretty pleased when this director accepted the job as Chronicle is one of the most original films of the last decade or so. It didn’t take long for him to get backs up though with the controversial casting of Michael B Jordan in the role of The Human Torch, »
- Kat Smith
Kate Mara was recently cast as Sue Storm in the forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot, and has been talking about what we can expect from Josh Trank’s take on the comic-book. “Well, I don’t know very much about it, which is weird but true!” begins Mara. “All I know is that it’s going to be a very different take on the film, which people may not expect.” “I’m not really familiar with the comic books," she continues. "I picked up a few when I got the part. I think we’re making a very grounded version of a superhero film. I trust Josh...
- George Wales
If Fox’s choice of Josh Trank as the director of Fantastic Four didn’t convince you that the studio was taking the franchise in a bold, new direction, then the announcement that Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Kate Mara would play Marvel’s first family surely did. Jordan’s casting was notable as being a decisive switch from the comics where Johnny Storm/Human Torch is white. Likewise, Mara’s casting as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman was also a little surprising for some people as she’s his sister and is white.
The casting, however, is more of a sign that this Fantastic Four is seeking a different caliber of onscreen talent, falling in line with its ...
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- Sarah Moran
(Cbr) For a film that’s expected to begin principal photography in the next few weeks, not much is known about director Josh Trank’s "Fantastic Four" reboot. Heck, Fox hasn’t even officially announced the cast, although actors Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara have spoken about their roles. Not that they know much about the project, either. Speaking with IGN, Mara acknowledged she doesn’t know “very much” about the reboot, “which is weird, but true.” “All I know is it’s going to be a very different take in the film, probably than people expect,” she said. “I’m not really familiar with the comic books very much. I’ve read a few of them since I got the part. I think we’re making a very grounded version of a superhero film. I trust Josh Trank’s vision.” Mara added another interesting »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Many had positive thoughts regarding the casting of Kate Mara as Sue Storm in Josh Trank's upcoming The Fantastic Four. She is young, sexy, and has proven she can hold her own dramatically in Netflix's series House Of Cards as well as the first season of American Horror Story. While not every actor can be expected to be a comic nerd that knows the ins and outs of their character before being cast, some awareness of the role is usually a prerequisite. IGN recently caught up with Mara while »
- Alex Maidy
She's slated to play one of the lead roles and filming is only a few weeks away, but actress Kate Mara admits she knows not much more than the rest of us regarding Josh Trank's upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot.
Speaking with IGN, the "House of Cards" actress admits the situation is "weird, but true" and that she hasn't even had any costume tests as yet for her character Sue Storm: "I don't even know that there is a suit. People keep saying that to me, but I don’t even know if there is a suit. As of now, I haven't tried on a suit."
So what can she say? "All I know is it's going to be a very different take in the film, probably than people expect. I'm not really familiar with the comic books very much. I’ve read a few of them since I got the part. »
- Garth Franklin
While the Ultimate Fantastic Four storyline changes the age and origin story of the iconic Marvel characters, they still suit up in their iconic blue costumes. While The Fantastic Four reboot is rumored to be a take on this updated and alternate superhero universe, Reed Richards and Sue Storm may be ditching their spandex for every day street clothes. According to actress Kate Mara, who plays the Invisible Girl, she hasn't yet been fitted for a costume, even though production starts this month.
"I don't know that there is a suit. People keep saying that to me, but I don't even know there is a suit. I don't know. As of now, I have not tried on a suit."
With The Fantastic Four reboot about to start production later in Louisiana later this month, the main cast is already in place, with Kate Mara joining Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch), Miles Teller (Mr. »
Aside from confirming that she's playing Sue Storm, aka Invisible Woman, the actress says she doesn't know much else about the role, or the movie..which shoots in a few weeks! Mara reveals that it'll be a grounded take on a superhero movie, and says she's excited to work with the cast and director Josh Trank, but that she doesn't know that much about the characters; having only picked up a few comics since she got the part. When asked if she's tried on a costume yet, she says she's not even sure there is one! Of course she may just be keeping schtum about it all, but watch the vid for yourselves anyway and see what you think. Click on the image to watch the vid. "Well I don't know very much about it, which is weird but true! Umm, all I know is that it's going to be »
British comic book artist Bryan Hitch has revealed that he’s been hired to do some design work for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. Hitch has been working in the comic book industry since the 80s, with revered runs on titles ranging from She-Hulk to The Ultimates and yes, even The Fantastic Four. He revealed that he’d been tapped to join the production by making this reference to Trank in an issue of Real Heroes, for Image Comics.
This won’t be Hitch’s first foray into motion pictures, as he also contributed some designs for J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek reboot in 2009. The director was very complementary of Hitch’s work on that film.
In related news, Bleeding Cool also affirms that Trank is still onboard to direct Fantastic Four, despite apparent rumors to the contrary.
Incidentally, that’s his artwork featured on the Fantastic Four banner »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
If you picked up a copy of Bryan Hitch's new Image Comics series Real Heroes this week, you may have noticed that Chronicle director Josh Trank made a cameo appearance. Well, according to Bleeding Cool, there was a very good reason for that: "And that mention of Josh Trank, is because Bryan Hitch, artist for The Ultimates, The Authority, America’s Got Powers – and at one point, Fantastic Four, is currently working as designer on the new Fox movie." However, after their "scoop" about Fox scrapping the director, script and cast of The Fantastic Four was widely debunked and ridiculed, can this information be trusted? They do attempt some back-peddling in this report by claiming that those who were approached to replace Trank said no, but future reports from the site may need to be taken with a whole fistful of salt rather than just a pinch of it. »
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