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Though "Sea of Trees" has not been scoring good reviews out of Cannes, actor Matthew McConaughey remains one of the most in-demand actors out there. One thing the actor has Not yet tackled though is a comic book adaptation.
In a new interview with Variety from the film festival, the "Magic Mike" and "True Detective" star has revealed that both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures have approached him about appearing in their superhero films:
"I've read some Marvel and DC scripts and I've talked about working with them on some scripts, none of which I'll share with with you what they are — or were. Yeah, I've circled some of those. Nothing has been right for me yet. But I'm sure open to it."
So what would get him onboard such a project?
"It's very simple for me. I look at the script. Is the opportunity exciting? Is the money that comes with it exciting? »
- Garth Franklin
With X-Men:Apocalypse, Deadpool, and what is believed to Hugh Jackman’s last hurrah as Wolverine already coming down the track, 20th Century Fox have another spin-off from their highly successful X-Men franchise in the works, with Deadline reporting the studio have officially announced The New Mutants (whose book incidentally featured the first appearance of Deadpool), which focuses on a team of young mutants training at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters to one day be called X-Men. Two members of The New Mutants have already appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sunspot (Adan Canto) and Warpath (Booboo Stewart). Fox have handed the reins of this new spin-off to The Fault in our Stars director Josh Boone, who will also pen the script alongside Knate Gwaltney (Kidnap and Cardboard Boxer, both in post-production). This marks the third big adaption currently on Boone’s plate, slotting alongside The Vampire Chronicles, based on the Anne Rice novels, »
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Not content with the upcoming spinoffs Deadpool and Gambit, 20th Century Fox has announced it is expanding the X-Men universe further with The New Mutants, with Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) signing on to direct and co-write.
“We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters”, producer Simon Kinberg tells Deadline.
The New Mutants was created in 1982 by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod and centres around a team of young mutants in training. There’s been a revolving roster over the years, with previous members including the likes of Kitty Pryde, Wolfsbane, Magik, Sunspot, Blink, Cannonball and Warpath.
- Gary Collinson
Josh Boone's career is off to a fast start, beginning with the success of The Fault in Our Stars, which then translated into a gig adapting Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles at Universal and plans for an adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" at Warner Bros. Now he's taking on another big project at another major studio as he will begin work on the X-Men franchise spinoff The Mutant Chronicles at Fox, which he will direct and co-write with Jackass producer Knate Gwaltney. The New Mutants is a group of teenaged mutant superheroes-in-training including characters such as Cannonball, Karma, Mirage, Sunspot and Wolfsbane and apparently served as the comic introduction to Deadpool, which may hint at a possible tie-in with the upcoming movie starring Ryan Reynolds. "We're so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe," producer Simon Kinberg told Deadline. "And so excited to do it with Josh, »
- Brad Brevet
Producer Simon Kinberg confirmed today (May 13) that the upcoming movie will introduce a whole new group of super-powered mutants.
"We're so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters," Kinberg told Deadline.
The New Mutants have been portrayed in Marvel Comics as current and former students of the X-Men's Xavier Institute dating back to 1982.
The word on the street lately is that following "X-Men: Apocalypse" next year, Bryan Singer's X-Men saga would be drawing to a close after 16 years. What that means precisely is not entirely clear, except that Fox may not exactly be rebooting their franchise, but might pivot in a new direction. And this latest bit of news bears that out. Deadline reports that "The Fault In Our Stars" director Josh Boone will write and direct "The New Mutants." For those of you not up on your Marvel Comics lore (like me), the New Mutants are essentially a teenage version of the X-Men. But don't get too excited just yet, because this project is a long way off. Boone will next direct "The Vampire Chronicles" at Universal, followed by his epic four-hour version of Stephen King's"The Stand," so "The New Mutants" is definitely a more than a few years away. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Boone’s “Fault in Our Stars,” starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, was a surprise hit for Fox, with over $300 million in worldwide grosses on a $12 million budget. He’s also attached to direct Stephen King’s “The Stand” for Warner Bros. and has said that the studio is planning a four-part franchise.
- Dave McNary
With Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine coming to a close, and both Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse planned for 2016, Deadline exclusively reported today that a new X-Men spinoff movie is in the works: The New Mutants. Josh Boone, director of the blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars, will take up directing duties. Boone will also co-write with Knate Gwaltney.
The New Mutants is based on another chain of Marvel comics from the ’80s that originally began as an X-Men spinoff. This new team of teenage mutants, also graduates from Professor X’s Academy, are a younger, more globally diverse bunch, including the heroes Cannonball, Mirage, Karma, Sunspot, and Wolfsbane.
Deadline reports that there’s no timetable just yet for The New Mutants, but that it would be expected to begin production in several years after Boone finishes his next two projects. The first of those is The Vampire Chronicles, a »
- Brian Welk
Deadline reports that Fox has closed a deal with The Fault In Our Stars helmer Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants, yet another spinoff which will expand the world of the X-Men. Specific plot details haven't been revealed at this stage, but it sounds like it will focus on a new crop of young characters. While X-Men: Apocalypse is introducing younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, and Storm, you have to imagine that they'll be taking over the main X-Men franchise. It wouldn't be that surprising to see them show up here though. Regardess, Boone is set to co-write with Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg will produce with Lauren Shuler Donner. Boone has been linked to the big screen adatation of Stephen King's The Stand, while the site mentions that he's among those who have been considered for Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man reboot. He'll next direct The Vampire Chronicles, »
As part of its effort to grow the X-Men into an expansive cinematic universe, Fox has inked a deal with The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone to co-write and direct The New Mutants, a standalone spinoff that will introduce a new generation of exceptionally gifted youngsters who could potentially join forces with the X-Men in future films.
Though Boone, who made his debut with romantic drama Stuck in Love, may seem like an odd choice to delve into superhero territory, he’s been a hot commodity for years now and is hard at work over at Warner Bros. on an ambitious, multi-film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. The helmer reached out to King and became friendly with the writer, who also set Boone to work on an adaptation of Lisey’s Story. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Boone will direct the project and co-write the script with Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce. The comic series introduces a new crop of mutant characters born with special powers.
Kinberg says: "We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters."
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
With new adaptations of It and The Stand in the works from major Hollywood studios and talented, in-demand filmmakers, Cary Fukunaga and Josh Boone respectively, it.s not a bad time for Stephen King adaptations. And we can add one more to the list, as Splice director Vincenzo Natali is bringing In the Tall Grass to the big screen. Talking to Screen Daily, Natali revealed that not only will he direct In the Tall Grass, he.s handling screenplay based on the novella written by King and his son and fellow horror writer Joe Hill. Now available as an e-book, the story originally appeared in the pages of Esquire in two parts back in 2012. Described as a horror road trip, In the Tall Grass follows a young man named Cal DeMuth and his pregnant sister Becky. While driving through Kansas, they hear a boy crying out for help in a »
We’re getting into a new age of Stephen King adaptations. The Stand and It are both being redone for the big screen, from directors Josh Boone and Cary Fukunaga — both very promising projects. And now Vincenzo Natali, who made films like Cube and Splice and is a director on Hannibal, is going to adapt In the […]
- Russ Fischer
Author Stephen King is well known for his horror stories. How many times have you put down one of his novels in the middle of reading it and found yourself just a little bit too scared to venture to the bathroom in the middle of the night? His stories range from straight-on horror to sci-fi, nature versus man, and psychological thrillers. Never do his tales fail to have an impact.
While King’s most famous works include Carrie, It, Misery, The Shining and The Green Mile, the writer has produced over 50 books in the last 40 years, each and every one different in it’s content, it’s characters – and of course, its monsters. Which evil entity scares you the most from King? Might it be Pennywise the clown? Or Cujo the dog? What about Randall Flagg from The Stand or the husband in Dolores Claiborne or the aliens in The Tommyknockers? »
- Rachel Bailey
Adaptations of King’s work are very much a mixed bag: at times it feels like the master horror writer is a little too happy to allow film-makers access to his source without checking their actual credentials. But of course, the same open agenda has also gifted cinema fans the likes of The Shawshank Redemption and The Shining, so it’s not all bad.
Somewhat inevitably, given how many novels and short stories King has published, there are a considerable number of works currently considered “in development”. Some have been frozen in that status for some time, and may never actually see release, while others – like The Stand – seem to climb the progress bar every now and then before dropping off the radar entirely again.
Others are far more concrete and will hit both the silver screen and the small one in the next couple of years, giving the »
- Simon Gallagher
We're all over the board today beginning with a new celebrity drop, I work commentary on Ex Machina and World of Tomorrow into our conversation without technically reviewing them, we discuss eliminating cable a little more, tons of news stories, rube stories from the listeners, games and more. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option, you can leave us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here and »
- Brad Brevet
Earlier this week, we gave you details on first wave of special experiences and events taking place at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival. We now have details on their impressive slate of features, short films, and additional special events, including screenings of The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation, and We Are Still Here.
We're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers, so be sure to check back all month for contests, features, and more.
"April 2, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its Closing Night film, Festival lineup and the 2015 Master of Horror. The Festival will close out with The Final Girls. The film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, is the story of a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, »
- Jonathan James
Twenty years ago this week, Tommy Boy hit theaters (and that deer). While it was never a critical smash, the film has amassed a cult following thanks to its star, Chris Farley. To celebrate 20 years of that son of a–, let’s look back on things you may not know about the movie.
Tommy Boy has a 3rd Rock from the Sun connection.
[Photo Credit: NBC]
Rob Lowe, one of the movie’s stars, is uncredited.
[Photo Credit: Paramount]
This is because he was contractually obligated to appear in another movie, The Stand.
[Photo Credit: Paramount]
In the biography The Chris Farley Show, Spade relays a story where he went out »
- Courtney Enlow
Winter is long and hard, and it seems to just get harder as we wade further and further in. The days keep getting colder and greyer, summer feels a long way off, and sometimes the only rational option is to hole up on the sofa and watch some feel good films to help you forget the world outside.
Here are some of Digital Spy's favourite movies - all available on to watch on Netflix right now - to help us get through the season that never seems to end:
1. Forrest Gump
The unlikely adventures of Forrest Gump, a man who trips with blissful unawareness through some of the most important events of 20th century Us history are endlessly quotable, totally hilarious and offers a look at the world through clear, innocent eyes.
The 1985 John Hughes teen comedy classic The Breakfast Club celebrates its 30th anniversary on February 15. That’s right, it’s been thirty years since the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal walked into detention as strangers and left as something else. The beloved coming-of-age film — which was a critical and box office success upon its release — featured some of the biggest stars of the ’80s, who all graduated to various levels of success after The Breakfast Club.
As we celebrate the film being a staple of pop culture and cinema, we wanted to check in on the cast and see where they are now. So what are Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, and Judd Nelson — who were all members of the iconic Brat Pack — up to since they spent that fateful Saturday afternoon together in Shermer High School? We check in on the cast, »
- Aly Semigran
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