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This morning we brought you four new images from 20th Century Fox’s upcoming reboot The Fantastic Four [check them out here], and now Cbm has posted some quotes from director Josh Trank in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, where he offers up his thoughts on the difference between the new film and the studio’s first two Ff movies.
“The original two films to me are very similar to a lot of recent movies that have come out, in terms of that kind of cartoonish. It’s just not something that me and Simon are interested in as storytellers. There’s the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity is right there in the material. We’d rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just embracing a tone that comes right off the page.”
Trank went on to discuss Michael B. Jordan’s casting »
- Gary Collinson
Fantastic Four: Four new Fantastic Four stills reflect the less "cartoonish" look established by director Josh Trank (Chronicle), who described the tone as that of a "dark Amblin movie." Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell star; the movie is due in theaters on August 7. [Empire] The House: Will Ferrell will star in The House, written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. Cohen is set to direct; the writing duo penned last year's rowdy comedy hit Neighbors. Ferrell, who will also produce, will play a man who loses his daughter's college fund; he and his wife then must team up with their neighbors "to start an illegal casino in their basement to earn back the cash." Production is tentatively...
- Peter Martin
The Fantastic Four reboot has split opinions (even though it's still months away from being released), with some fans excited to see Chronicle director Josh Trank's new take on the property and others wishing Marvel had the rights back already. When Empire Magazine caught up with the filmmaker recently, he had this to say about how his version of Marvel's First Family will differ to both the last attempt and other unnamed recent releases. "The original two films to me are very similar to a lot of recent movies that have come out, in terms of that kind of cartoonish. It's just not something that me and Simon are interested in as storytellers." In fact, anyone expecting an action packed movie along the lines of The Avengers might be disappointed with Fantastic Four, as Trank has a very different interpretation of their adventures it seems. "There's the opportunity to »
"You can't please all people sometimes," Miles Teller told MTV about mixed buzz surrounding "Fantastic Four." "When you shoot a movie, especially when it's with this movie and Josh Trank (he has a very specific tone whether it is 'Chronicle' or ['Fantastic Four') but as an actor you don't really know what kind of movie it is until you see them cut it together. Now's the first time we saw any footage, and I was excited, and I know for the most part it seems like the consensus is good." Okay, so it's not exactly a glowing endorsement, but perhaps a reminder that the movie is still months away, folks should probably chill out a bit. At any rate, a few new stills have arrived courtesy of Empire, and one word being tossed around in regards to tone is an interesting one: Amblin. Of course, that's Steven Spielberg »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Thanks to Empire magazine, we now have four new photos from the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot, starring Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell. Check everything out below. Plot: The story centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. The new movie is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and is set to hit conventional and 3D theaters on August 7th. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Fantastic Four: Four new Fantastic Four stills reflect the less "cartoonish" look established by director Josh Trank (Chronicle), who described the tone as that of a "dark Amblin movie." Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell star; the movie is due in theaters on August 7. [Empire] The House: Will Ferrell will star in The House, written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. Cohen is set to direct; the...
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Chronicle director Josh Trank has made a Fantastic Four movie - but not one like the Chris Evans 'n' Jessica Alba version you may remember. This one has Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell in it, for starters, and what's more, it's distinctly less "cartoonish", to quote the director himself. For proof, here are some stills from the upcoming film, straight from the new issue of Empire, on shelves today.A key difference in this superhero reboot lies in the origins of the characters' powers. In the original Stan Lee/Jack Kirby iteration of the Fantastic Four, the team gains their powers by travelling into space, where they’re bombarded with DNA-altering cosmic rays. But Trank’s film draws more heavily on the Ultimate Fantastic Four, which abandoned space flight in favour of inter-dimensional travel.Speaking to Empire for the new issue, Trank explains that the »
In the days leading up to the debut of the first trailer, there was a lot of mixed emotion swirling around Fox’s rebooted Fantastic Four. The company’s new take on Marvel’s First Family had garnered its fair share of detractors due to the fact that we didn’t know an awful lot the production, or in which direction Josh Trank would take the IP.
But, low and behold, our first look at Trank’s vision of Fantastic Four served up a surprising slice of superhero action rooted in science fiction, and according to MTV, we weren’t the only ones to harbour a sense of amazement when the screen went black. Over the weekend, the outlet spoke to Whiplash star Miles Teller about his own reaction to the footage.
“When you’re shooting a movie, especially this movie with Josh Trank he has a very specific tone »
- Michael Briers
Directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) off a screenplay by Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater, the upcoming cinematic reboot of Marvel Comics' first family of superheroes will hit theaters this summer. Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. »
- Pietro Filipponi
Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four has an uphill struggle on its hand as it tries to win over the comic book fans who hated the film before a single frame was shot. The trailer went some way to help, but it still has its doubters.
One of those people who isn’t doubting the movie is its star Miles Teller, who is playing Reed Richards in the movie.
“You can’t please all people sometimes,” Teller told MTV. “When you shoot a movie, especially when it’s with this movie and Josh Trank – he has a very specific tone whether it is Chronicle or [Fantastic Four], but as an actor you don’t really know what kind of movie it is until you see them cut it together. Now’s the first time we saw any footage, and I was excited, and I know for the most part it seems like that the consensus is good. »
- Luke Owen
During the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony over the weekend, MTV News spoke briefly with Miles Teller about how the well-received Fantastic Four trailer reversed the initial negative buzz surrounding the Fox/Marvel reboot. "You can't please all people sometimes," said Teller. "When you shoot a movie, especially when it's with this movie and Josh Trank - he has a very specific tone whether it is Chronicle or [Fantastic Four], but as an actor you don't really know what kind of movie it is until you see them cut it together. Now's the first time we saw any footage, and I was excited, and I know for the most part it seems like that the consensus is good." After revealing that he's heard rumblings of additional filming for The Fantastic Four involving the third act and the Negative Zone, the MTV News reporter had then asked Miles Teller if he's done with »
Project Almanac, 2015
Directed by Dean Israelite
A found-footage teen-flick, whereby our college-applying scientists find a clock-rewinding contraption in the basement…
Creating a time travel movie that doesn’t have any leaky gaps in its plot is a very tricky thing to pull off. Similarly creating a found-footage movie that doesn’t feel contrived or forced is also very difficult to get right. Combine the two together and Dean Israelite really had a hard task on his hands to make this found footage time travel movie make sense while never feeling too gimmicky. And to his credit, he mostly succeeds. But some sloppy writing choices and half baked ideas really hold back Project Almanac from what could have been a great sci-fi movie.
Firstly, you need to have your time travel rules written down so »
- Luke Owen
The Shaft franchise is to be rebooted by New Line Cinema.
The studio has acquired the rights to the detective series and brought producer John Davis on board, TheWrap reports.
The franchise was resurrected in 2000 in a movie starring Samuel L Jackson, who played Shaft's nephew.
A comic book series based on the original character's early years launched last year and was announced this week as a finalist for the first Dwayne McDuffie Award.
Watch a trailer for the 2000 Shaft movie below: »
And it's not even April Fools' day... But yes, the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks will be making a comeback, at a theater near you, courtesy of New Line Cinema. According to The Wrap, a Shaft reboot is indeed in development at New Line, with veteran producer John Davis (the "Predator" franchise, "Chronicle," and "I, Robot") on-board to shepherd the project. It's still early in the process, so no casting announcements yet; nor who will write and direct this new reboot. Recall that, in 2000, Samuel L. Jackson starred in a reboot of the franchise, as the nephew of the original John Shaft, from the initial 1970s movies that starred »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The found footage genre has come a long way since The Blair Witch Project proved it was a viable gimmick to feed to the cinema going public, with, in recent years, super hero movies and teen comedies getting in on the action. Now, it's the turn of the time travel movie to the found footage with Project Almanac (which went through a few name changes from Cinema One, to Almanac, to Welcome to Yesterday), which follows a group of friends who find a working time machine, and, being teenagers, use it for personal gain, from winning the lottery to going backstage at a music festival. But, wouldn't you know it, their tampering with the time line has unforeseen consequences. From the off, you can clearly see that director Dean Israelite is trying to pull off exactly what Josh Trank did with Chronicle, with Project Almanac having a structure and tone »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
We’re not even a year removed from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and already Sony and Marvel are exploring new options on who could be the next webslinger. And we already have some insight that the next Spider-Man is going back to high school, and Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Logan Lerman (Fury) are on Sony’s short list.
That said, whoever they cast will make an exciting addition to Captain America: Civil War, and we have some thoughts whether or not Sony decides to go the way of yet another reboot.
Perhaps better known by his fans as either Troy Barnes, from his four and a (almost) half season role on the hit show Community, or as rapper Childish Gambino, Donald Glover is a definite contender for the role of Marvel’s Spider-Man. With the inception of Miles Morales, following the death of Peter Parker in the Ultimate comic series, »
For a very long time, Chronicle director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot was a mystery. Starring Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (The Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan (The Human Torch), and Jamie Bell (The Thing) with a script from X-Men: Days Of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg, there was really no reason to doubt its potential.
That wasn’t how comic book fans felt though, and despite there not being a single official image from the movie online, it was written off as being a terrible movie. This opinion probably wasn’t helped by the vague and strange sounding details that the reboot’s cast kept dropping in interviews, and 20th Century Fox’s decision to keep the movie under wraps appeared to be backfiring on them. That changed when the trailer dropped.
The first look at the reboot blew fans away; it just looked so much better than expected. »
- Josh Wilding
Plot details of the “Star Wars” spinoff are unknown.
It opens nationwide Dec. 16, 2016.
It’s unclear how both films will play into the seventh chapter “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which opens Dec. 18 of this year. Speculation has the films focusing on the early days of original characters Princess Leia and Han Solo.
The J.J. Abrams-directed “Force Awakens, »
- Justin Kroll
We now have actuals from most of the studios for the international weekend. Among the biggest fluctuations reported were Penguins Of Madagascar, which landed $2M higher than projected on Sunday; American Sniper clocking an extra $1M; and Jennifer Lopez’s The Boy Next Door knocking upwards by 11% to $777K in nine markets. Figures for the Super Bowl frame have been updated below on those, along with: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Taken 3, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, The Theory Of Everything, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Big Hero 6, Into The Woods, Unbroken, Birdman, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Seventh Son, Blackhat, Project Almanac, Wild, Ouija, Let’s Be Cops, Ex Machina, The Water Diviner The Gambler and Boyhood.
Jupiter Ascending descends upon the world next weekend and Mockingjay Part 1 wings into China.
2Nd Update, 7:45 Pm Pt: It was »
- Nancy Tartaglione
I hope that you all enjoyed the Super Bowl dear readers! For all you football fans, whether you supported the Patriots or the Seahawks, I hope you enjoyed the game. Personally, I’m just wait to see all the movie spots that are shown during the game. In the meantime, this week’s belated installment of Trailer Trashin’ is our third Marvel Comics adaptation in a row, with the first trailer for the upcoming August release Fantastic Four.
Premise: After four people – Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Susan Storm (Kate Mara), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) – are teleported to an alternate universe, which alters their physical forms and grants them superhuman abilities, they must learn to harness their new powers and work together as a team to save the Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
My take: For quite a while now, there’s been »
- Timothy Monforton
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