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Summer Box-Office Flops: 'Tomorrowland,' 'Fantastic Four' Top List

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Summer 2015 is expected to go down as one of the biggest in history in terms of overall revenue, but there were a number of high-profile bombs that have left some Hollywood studios smarting. Big stars that got dinged include George Clooney (Tomorrowland), Adam Sandler (Pixels) and Bradley Cooper (Aloha). Directors that took it on the chin were Brad Bird (Tomorrowland), Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), Cameron Crowe (Aloha) and Guy Ritchie (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) { "nid": 819250, "type": "news", "title": "Summer Box Office: How Movie Tracking Went Off the Rails", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/summer-

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Nima Nourizadeh talks American Ultra

3 September 2015 4:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jesse Eisenberg is slacker turned sleeper agent in Nourizadeh’s hi-octane action-comedy, American Ultra.

“For me, the script combined so many different things in an interesting and organic way. The conventions will be familiar to filmgoers, but they are mashed up a little bit, which changes everything.” Iranian-British filmmaker Nima Nourizadeh is talking about action comedy American Ultra, in Cineworld cinemas September 4, 2015, which is his second film as director after 2012’s raucous found-footage teen comedy Project X, which marked him out as a director readily able to bring a fresh spin to tried-and-tested genre formulas. “I like taking things that people think they know and presenting them in a new light,” he adds.

Based on a screenplay by Max Landis, who previously penned Josh Trank’s alternative teen superhero outing Chronicle (2012), American Ultra re-teams Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart – after Adventureland (2009) six years ago, and before Woody Allen’s upcoming latest, »

- Gary Collinson

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Nima Nourizadeh talks American Ultra

3 September 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jesse Eisenberg is slacker turned sleeper agent in Nourizadeh’s hi-octane action-comedy, American Ultra.

“For me, the script combined so many different things in an interesting and organic way. The conventions will be familiar to filmgoers, but they are mashed up a little bit, which changes everything.” Iranian-British filmmaker Nima Nourizadeh is talking about action comedy American Ultra, in Cineworld cinemas September 4, 2015, which is his second film as director after 2012’s raucous found-footage teen comedy Project X, which marked him out as a director readily able to bring a fresh spin to tried-and-tested genre formulas. “I like taking things that people think they know and presenting them in a new light,” he adds.

Based on a screenplay by Max Landis, who previously penned Josh Trank’s alternative teen superhero outing Chronicle (2012), American Ultra re-teams Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart – after the romantic drama Adventureland (2009) six years ago, and before Woody Allen’s upcoming latest, »

- Paul Heath

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Stan Lee on the Fantastic Four movie's failure

2 September 2015 10:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Fantastic Four movie could have used a Stan Lee cameo, says Stan Lee. But that's not the only reason he reckons it tumbled.

With a worldwide box office take only just approaching $150m, it'd be fair to say that Fox's reboot of the Fantastic Four films didn't go to plan. You more than likely know the story by now, with director Josh Trank suggesting that he had a far better film a year earlier, and reviews savaging the movie. In terms of what Fox needed it to do, the project has been a failure, one that needs a hefty take when it comes to DVD, Blu-ray and on-demand to turn things around.

Stan Lee, the co-creator of the Fantastic Four, is credited as executive producer on the film, but it's clearly a ceremonial title. For chatting to Larry King, Lee was asked why he felt the film hadn't worked. »

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Stan Lee Knows Why 'Fantastic Four' Bombed

2 September 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

True believers already know why Fantastic Four was one of this year's biggest bombs. And it all has to do with the magical, mystical powers of Marvel mascot Stan Lee, the man responsible for creating a huge portion of this universe. As it was being released, 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank did a lot of finger pointing, placing the failure on a great number of things, including each other. Everyone involved took a beating in the press the weeks following Fantastic Four's release this past August. And it's believed that something dubious happened behind-the-scenes that wrecked any chances of franchise glory. But Stan 'The Man' Lee has a much simpler reason why the movie failed.

Larry King recently caught up with Stan Lee on Ora.TV. There, they discussed a great many things related to the McU. But it was when Larry King asked the Comic Book »

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Why Fantastic Four Failed, According To Stan Lee

2 September 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When it comes to the on-screen failure of Josh Trank.s Fantastic Four, there aren.t enough fingers in the industry to use to point out the blame. Trank, Fox and the cast all took a beating in the weeks following the film.s release, with many believing that something dubious happened behind the scenes to doom the picture (no pun intended) before it even opened. But Stan Lee has a much simpler reason for the movie.s failure, as he explains below.   Stan "The Man" Lee was interviewed by Larry King on something called Ora.tv when he was asked why Fantastic Four flopped. Lee, an expert on all things Marvel, bluntly explained: Well, it was probably because I didn.t have a cameo in it, and they didn.t discuss the story with me." The first part of that statement is a playful joke, a jab at the »

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Stan Lee Talks Changing The World, X-men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, Chris Evans, & More

1 September 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While speaking with Larry King on Larry King Now, Marvel legend and cameo king Stan Lee spent more than a few moments chatting about a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, what he'd like to change about the world, what makes Spider-Man so special and relatable, his upcoming cameo in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse (a cameo which he describes as his favorite), the less-than-stellar response to Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, a new Chinese superhero that's in the same class as Spidey & Iron Man, the new Indian superhero Chakra, and which Marvel actor he's bonded with the most! Check out all of the video clips from Lee's interview and listen to his insightful answers below: Stan the Man for the win. Sound off with your thoughts below! Follow @KingPatel7 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js. »

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Video: This Fan-Made Teaser For A Boba Fett Spin-Off Will Leave You Wanting More

1 September 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We still don't know whether we'll ever get a Star Wars Anthology movie starring 'Boba Fett', but this fan-made trailer should leave you intruiged by the prospect at the very least. From director Eric Demeusy (and courtesy of Film School Rejects), it depicts the fan favorite bounty hunter emerging from the clutches of the Sarlacc, and recovering his old ship from the sands of Tatooine. Titled Star Wars: The New Republic Anthology, the clip demonstrates remarkable production value, costumes and visual effects - far superior to many other fan films of its kind. Perhaps it will convince Disney/Lucasfilm to continue pushing for that elusive Boba Fett spin-off (which was rumored to be the Star Wars movie Fant4stic director Josh Trank was set to helm). Regardless, it's worth a watch! What did you think of the trailer? Do you think there's potential in a solo movie centered around Fett, »

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Andrew Garfield Talks The Amazing Spider-man Franchise: "I Couldn't Rescue Those Films"

30 August 2015 8:10 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Promoting his new movie 99 Homes, Andrew Garfield has inevitably been asked a lot about the time he spent playing Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise (he recently revealed whether or not Marvel Studios asked him to reprise the role). In this latest interview, the British actor was quizzed about what he learned from being Spider-Man, and his response is very telling, especially when he touches on what went wrong with them. You can tell he's being careful with what he says - he likely doesn't want his career going the same way as Josh Trank's - but it doesn't sound as if Garfield was any happier with how The Amazing Spider-Man 2 turned out than fans!    Well, nothing, because I was never Spider-Man. Because Spider-Man's a fictional character. He's not real. [laughs] You know what's funny, to give you the vulnerable answer, I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, »

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Michael B. Jordan Already Set To Star In Another Comic Book Movie

30 August 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Clearly the abysmal reaction to and box office performance of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot hasn’t put actor Michael B. Jordan off from appearing in comic book based movies in general, as it’s being reported that he’s signed on to star in a big-screen adaptation of Dark Horse graphic novel, Blood Brothers. 

MGM is producing the flick, which is described as a buddy action-comedy with horror elements – as in, the main characters are vampires. Here’s the synopsis for the graphic novel by Etan Cohen, Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller:

After a century of friendship, smoking opium with Genghis Khan and having orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, two inseparable vampire buddies are on the verge of splitting up. Terrible timing, as an apocalypse-obsessed villain is plotting an end to humanity. Looks like Nick and Tree, immortal best buds getting by as bail bondsmen, are humanity’s last hope… »

- Mark Cassidy

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Fantastic Four Falls Out Of Top 10; Mission: Impossible & Terminator Dominate Overseas

30 August 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Fantastic Four's unfantastic summer just keeps getting worse. After just four weeks in theaters, the Josh Trank-directed film has fallen out of the domestic box office Top 10 entirely, finishing 16th over the weekend with a collection of about $1.6 million stateside, bringing its domestic total to $52.6 million. Overseas, it didn't fare much better with a collection of only $6.8 million, bringing its international total to $93.5 million and its overall worldwide haul to just over $146.2 million. The critically panned film still has releases in Italy and Japan coming up, which could better its prospects, but it would probably be best to just starting looking ahead to the still-planned sequel.  Now, onto some more positive news... in its fifth weekend, Tom Cruise's critically acclaimed Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation continued its strong run with $8.3 million domestically and $15.3 million internationally; bringing its worldwide haul to over $479.3 million. The Chris »

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New Captain America: Civil War footage! Fantastic Four review! – Watch The Flickering Myth Movie Show #7

30 August 2015 5:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Black Widow can punch explosions.

Fantastic…Bore. Fantastic…Fourth Worst Movie Ever Made. Fantastic…4%. Or, as some have taken to calling it, just ‘Four’.

It was the fail story of the Summer, with Twentieth Century Fox’s tentpole superhero blockbuster bombing so hard at the box office, it took out a five-mile stretch of Odeons in the Greater Bexleyheath area. In the September edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, Oli Davis, Rebecca Perfect, Luke Owen and Kat Kourbeti discuss the problems with the movie, the practice of entrusting $100million+ franchises with young, independent filmmakers (think Gareth Edwards on Godzilla and Colin Treverrow on Jurassic World), and who is really to blame for the movie’s failure – Fantastic Four’s director Josh Trank, or the studio that allegedly hamstrung his production?

Fantastic Four also gets to be the first film receiving the Best Bad Reviews treatment – our new series that »

- Oli Davis

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All The Latest News On 42 Upcoming Comic-Book Movies

28 August 2015 1:20 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There’s been a fairly steady stream of announcements about a few big comic-book films – Deadpool, Batman v. Superman, Captain America 3, and Suicide Squad – but did you know there are three animated Batman movies in the works? 

How about an adaptation of several Image scripts and the award-winning 100 Bullets and Sandman? Don’t worry: this article’s the only one you need to read to get the latest news on all comics films. And we’ve collected the juiciest tidbits about those big favorites, too. 

A few comic-book films seem to be only rumors at this stage, and confused rumors at that. The iconoclastic religious epics Preacher and Lucifer have been said to be planning “movies,” but those are probably just pilots for their upcoming TV series. Constantine was also rumored to be a film, but there’s nothing to substantiate that, and the character of Constantine, after his own failed TV series, »

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Suicide Squad: Margot Robbie on Jared Leto’s Joker

26 August 2015 11:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A few words from Margot Robbie on Jared Leto's Joker in Suicide Squad, and how she was nearly cast in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four...

Shooting has wrapped on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie, and he now has just under a year to lock down his cut of the film. It’s the second DC movie universe release for 2016, and most of the headlines surrounding it have come from Jared Leto’s take on The Joker thus far.

Margot Robbie, who’ll be debuting the live action take on Harley Quinn for the first time in the movie, has been chatting about Leto’s work. “What he’s doing with the character is so cool”, she said. “At first it was kind of confronting [to be up close] but now I’m so used to it. I think if I ever saw him out of makeup now I would be really confused »

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'Suicide Squad': Leto Is Scarier Than the Joker Says Robbie

26 August 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Suicide Squad has wrapped production, many fans are looking forward to the next wave of footage, following the first trailer that debuted at Comic-Con last month. That trailer only gave us a brief glimpse at Jared Leto as The Joker, but with just less than a year before this superhero movie hits theaters, we'll surely be seeing a lot more of him and the rest of the Squad between now and then. Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, revealed in an interview with New York Daily News that she got so used to Jared Leto wearing The Joker makeup, complete with gold teeth and green hair, that seeing him out of costume scared her even more.

"What he's doing with the character is so cool. At first it was kind of confronting (to be up close) but now I'm so used to it, I »

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The Marvel Superhero Margot Robbie Almost Played

26 August 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Margot Robbie dodged a major bullet, and we.re not just talking about the ones zipping by her in Suicide Squad. Before the Wolf of Wall Street actress was cast as Harley Quinn in David Ayer's DC film, Robbie was up for a Marvel role, that of Sue Storm in Fantastic Four.  Kata Mara portrayed Sue, a.k.a. the Invisible Woman, in Josh Trank.s superhero film, which is now known as the infamous Fantastic Four. Robbie, however, revealed in an interview with The New York Daily News that she almost landed the role instead. She said:   I didn't really resonate with the script, and I haven't seen the movie, so I don't really know how it turned out different from the page. But I had a great meeting with the director [Trank] and I really enjoyed that. I guess it's part of the game: Sometime you win some, »

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What Fantastic Four Could Have Looked Like

26 August 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

No matter what stories (or deleted tweets) you believe, it easy to see from watching Fantastic Four that there was a lot more to the film than the uneven finished project that limped into cinemas. Now, thanks to artist Steve Jung, we get a look at what could have been in the form of early concept art that shed some light on Josh Trank’s original vision for Marvel’s First Family. While Planet Zero/The Negative Zone looks pretty much like it did in the movie, we do get a look at Doom’s castle, more than likely made with his very vague power set (Does he control the planet? Is he a Scanner?), which points to a much more cohesive third act. While we still have no idea what the original finale had in store for us, it has to be better than the one where Doom just »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Margot Robbie Talks Passing Up Sue Storm In Fantastic Four, Jared Leto’s “Impressive” Joker

26 August 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that filming has wrapped on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad and the DC adaptation is entering its CG-intensive, post-production stage, the cast and crew have took time to reflect on the Toronto shoot and the film as a whole. Margot Robbie, playing one of the nominal characters in Harley Quinn, spoke about the volatile nature of Joker’s number two in a recent interview with NY Daily News.

Before that, however, the Aussie actress touched upon her decision to pass up the role of Sue Storm in Josh Trank’s maligned Fantastic Four reboot. Early in development and fresh off her eye-catching Wolf of Wall Street role, Robbie had been in contention to play the part of The Invisible Woman, though it was ultimately a role filled by House of CardsKate Mara.

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Here, Robbie recounts exactly why she opted to turn down the »

- Michael Briers

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Max Landis details his rejected ideas for Chronicle 2

26 August 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Max Landis has been in the news a lot lately, partially due to his latest movie American Ultra bombing at the box office, but the writer also shared some of the pages of his Fantastic Four script and even talked about the plans he had for a trilogy. However before Fantastic Four and American Ultra, Landis was best known for Chronicle, which was directed by Josh Trank. Now Landis has spoken out about the ideas he had for a sequel.

“It begins in the storm with Steve (Michael B. Jordan),” Landis told The Daily Beast. “Lightning is going behind Steve and you hear Andrew (Dane DeHaan) going, ‘Leave me alone!’ and then you hear Matt (Alex Russell) go, ‘What’s going on? You have to come down right now!’ The next shot is the sun is rising over Seattle, they’re on a cliff outside the city, the camera’s »

- Luke Owen

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Fantastic Four concept art reveals an early version of Planet Zero

26 August 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With bits of news coming out about the troubled production of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four coming in drips and drabs, we’ve got some new concept art from Steve Jung, which reveals an early version of Planet Zero. The artwork matches an early draft of the movie which details the group’s first encounter with Galactus. However, Jung says that the castle belongs to Victor Von Doom, so this must have been from a later draft.

Check out the artwork below:

“I was on this one early on before all the drama happened,” Jung explains in his Facebook post. “None of my work made it to the movie (kinda glad) since it got changed many times after I left the project.”

Fantastic Four sees Josh Trank (Chronicle) directing a cast that includes Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (House of Cards) as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, »

- Luke Owen

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