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Last week we heard rumors that Star Trek 3 scribes J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay were being eyed to pen the script for a Flash Gordon reboot, and today, that news has been confirmed. According to THR, 20th Century Fox will be the next studio to try and bring the space adventurer rocketing back to the big screen.
Producer John Davis (Chronicle, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) is overseeing the film, after spending more than a year securing the rights to the pulp comic-strip, while Bourne Ultimatum scribe George Nolfi’s original script will now be written by Payne and McKay.
Created in 1934 by Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon follows a Yale graduate who, along with the lovely Dale Arden, is kidnapped and taken into outer space by a mad scientist named Dr. Zarkov. They end up on the planet Mongo, and find themselves fighting against the tyrannical dictator, Ming the Merciless. »
- James Garcia
Our own Vanessa Gomez and Staci Layne Wilson recently had a chance to sit down exclusively with the guys from Radio Silence, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Justin Martinez, Tyler Gillett, and Chad Villella, to talk about the home video release of Devil's Due! Check it out!
20th Century Fox's Devil’s Due features Allison Miller ("Terra Nova") and Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights"). It was penned by Lindsay Devlin and directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Radio Silence). Look for it on DVD and Blu-ray on April 29th!
After a mysterious night on their honeymoon, Zach and Samantha McCall find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything on video for posterity, Zach begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially attribute to nerves, but it soon becomes evident the disturbing changes to Samantha’s body and mind have a much more sinister origin.
- Steve Barton
The rights were secured by John Davis, who’s produced films like Chronicle and the upcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E. He’s the one who hired George Nolfi to pen a treatment for Payne and McKay. There is no word yet on who’ll be directing.
Created by Alex Raymond in 1934, Flash Gordon began life as a serialized comic strip, following the intergalactic adventures of the titular hero, his fellow adventurer and love interest, Dale Arden, and brilliant scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov. Together, the trio explore fantastic interplanetary locales like Mongo, home of the devilish Ming the Merciless.
Tremendously popular in the late 1930s as a trio of big screen serials, Flash Gordon »
- Laura Frances
It was rumored the other day and now its confirmed - 20th Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to pulp comic-strip "Flash Gordon".
"Flash Gordon" dates back to 1934, when it was created by famed comic strip artist Alex Raymond, and for decades after appeared in movie serials, animated fare, TV shows and a ultra camp 1980 feature helmed by Mike Hodges.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Flash Gordon is set to return to the big screen, as 20th Century Fox have today closed a deal to pick up the rights to the character in a package which has J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay on board to write the script.
The duo are currently hard at work on Star Trek 3, and producer John Davis (Chronicle, Man from U.N.C.L.E.) is spearheading the project and actually brought on George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Adjustment Bureau) to pen a treatment. Nolfi will now also serve as a producer on the movie.
Payne and McKay are also responsible for adapting graphic novel Boilerplate and a big screen take on 1970s toyline Micronauts for J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, so it’s clear that they’ve impressed him enough to land a job on Star Trek 3 despite being relative newcomers.
Flash Gordon was created in 1934 by »
- Josh Wilding
20th Century Fox is reportedly developing a Flash Gordon movie reboot.
The recently revived comic book character first launched in 1934 and has seen several onscreen iterations, including a 1954 television series.
Perhaps the most popular depiction of the Flash Gordon character was played by Sam J Jones in the 1980 feature film of the same name.
In 2007, the Syfy channel aired a live-action Flash Gordon series.
Watch actor Jonathan Lloyd discuss the show with Digital Spy below: »
Last Week, FilmDivider reported that Flash Gordon, which had been stuck in development hell for years, was moving forward with Star Trek 3 writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Today, THR confirms 20th Century Fox has finalized a deal to pick up the screen rights, with both writers attached.
John Davis will produce this sci-fi reboot, after the studio spent more than a year trying to lock down the rights from the Hearst Corporation. The veteran producer worked on Chronicle for Fox, and is behind The Man from U.N.C.L.E. reboot. He used his own discretionary fund to secure the rights.
Flash Gordon is finally making his way back to the big screen. Twentieth Century Fox has just picked up the rights to the pulp comic hero, with John Davis (Chronicle) producing. And they’re wasting no time — they’ve already set Star Trek writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay to write the script. Get all the […]
The post New ‘Flash Gordon’ Movie Coming From ‘Star Trek 3′ Scribes appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Flash Gordon could be rocketing back to the big screen. Twentieth Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to the pulp comic-strip hero in a package that has John Davis producing and J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the up-and-coming scribes who just worked on Star Trek 3, on board to write the script. The deal is a long time coming for Davis, who spent more than a year nailing down the rights from the Hearst Corporation. The veteran producer, whose credits include Chronicle and the upcoming Man from U.N.C.
- Borys Kit
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
If there’s one thing that everyone can agree is missing from Sony’s rebooted Amazing Spider-Man series, it’s Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson – presumably, because J.K. Simmons done such a fine job at portraying him in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.
Well, it seems that we might get to see Jameson in 2016′s The Amazing Spider-Man 3, with director Marc Webb teasing his inclusion during Google+ Hangout to promote the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2:
“I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film. It was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than someone who could out do J.K. Simmons in that role. He is so iconic. That’s something we’ve really talked about. Obviously I love that character because he poses such an interesting dilemma for Spider-Man. The answer is I don’t know but I think »
- Gary Collinson
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
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
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. »
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) »
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) stars as Mike, a hapless, lazy stoner, happy with his boring life with girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart – Twilight). However, unknown to Mike and everyone around him he’s actually a secret agent. When his past flashes before his eyes the realities of the responsibility of his power surface, especially when he’s called in to support a deadly government operation. Co-starring Topher Grace (That ’70s Show), John Leguizamo (Kick-ass 2), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), Stone joins the cast as Victoria Lasseter.
With Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) directing and Max Landis (Chronicle) behind the script this could go either way – brilliantly witty and action-packed…or a little lacklustre. We’ll have to wait and see.
American Ultra is already in production. It currently has »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
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