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David Fincher Considered Directing 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

29 September 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

What would you think if David Fincher, and not J.J. Abrams, had been chosen as the director of Star Wars: Episode VIIc It's only a hypothetical looking back, but as Fincher tells Total Film, leading the new Star Wars trilogy wasn't entirely off the table. "I talked to Kathy Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like," Fincher told the site. His apprehension makes sense, seeing as his long-in-development 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was pretty much shot down by Disney, which owns Lucasfilm. Earlier this month, Fincher observed in an interview with Little White Lies that, "You get over $200 million... all motion picture companies have corporate culture and corporate anxieties." Relating specifically to his shuttered maritime fantasy adventure, it sounds like it was very difficult for Fincher to appease the anxieties of Disney's corporate culture. »

- Jordan Benesh

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Plot rumours for The Fantastic Four point to an Ultimate origin

26 September 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has done an effective job of keeping almost everything about director Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four under wraps, going through the entire shoot with barely so much as a set photo. When it comes to the plot, virtually nothing is known save for speculation that it will take inspiration from the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic book series, and now Schmoes Know has posted some alleged plot details that appear to support that claim.

According to the site, “the team will gain their powers through a lab experiment gone wrong in a way, where they create a portal to another world or dimension (its not clear) and they get their powers after the exposure to this other dimension/planet.” This is pretty much identical to the Ff’s origin in the Ultimate comic book series, where our heroes – and Victor Van Damme – are »

- Gary Collinson

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Fantastic Four Reboot Will Have a Different Origin Story

26 September 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Josh Trank-directed Fantastic Four reboot is done filming and slated for release next June, but we still don’t know that much about it. In fact, we hadn’t realized they had started filming until Kate Mara tweeted a photo of the team celebrating the end of shooting. Surprisingly little has leaked (they haven't even released any official photos of the cast), but Schmoes Know has some new details on the film that just might pique your interest.

First of all, addressing the outcry that accompanied news that Michael B. Jordan had been cast as Johnny Storm: Johnny and Sue Storm (Mara) are still siblings. Sue is just adopted.

Next, the group’s origin story will be a bit different than it was in the original comics and the previous movies. Instead of the mission in outer space, the group will gain their powers after a lab experiment »

- Mily Dunbar

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Christian Satire Believe Me Cuts as Deep as You Might Expect

23 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

First it's lively Christian satire, then it's thoughtful moral reckoning. The two modes under which Will Bakke's Believe Me operates never merge into a cohesive whole, but in a year in which so many successful Christian-themed movies — Heaven Is for Real et al. — have strived for grave seriousness, the initial spunk of Believe Me proves refreshing. But Bakke's comedy is marked by self-satisfaction: In the opening minutes, one character states, "Sometimes people do want to be lied to," and then Bakke predictably cuts to the title card. But he doesn't stop there: He leaves the "lie" in Believe hanging for a split second, so you know how clever all of this is. The appealing Australian actor Alex Russell (Chronicle) stars as Sam, a college »

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Fox Moves ‘Fantastic Four’ Into ‘Assassin's Creed’ Release Date

19 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Superhero release date musical chairs is in full effect! Yesterday, Fox shifted the release date for its Marvel superhero movie The Fantastic Four from June 19, 2015, to August 7, 2015. The video game adaptation Assassin's Creed had been set for that date and will likely push to 2016.

The new date puts it up against Sony's Goosebumps, but what's key here is that it's also the slot that launched Disney's blockbuster Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy this summer, and comes just a few weeks after the Comic-Con.

Studios are biters yo! "Well, that release date worked for them, let's try our superhero movie on that date and see if it works?"

Directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.

Umberto Gonzalez Writing is rewriting to infinity plus one. about 6 hours ago »

- El Mayimbe

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Deadpool Finally Gets a 2016 Release Date; The Fantastic Four Delayed

18 September 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Wait? Did we actually just type out that headline?! Believe it or not, Twentieth Century Fox have finally given Deadpool a release date and it’s set to reach the big screen on February 12th, 2016.

Tim Miller is still attached to direct, and Ryan Reynolds is expected to star in the long delayed movie.

Though various sites caution that no deal is in place, who else could play the Merc With the Mouth at this point and be welcomed by fans with open arms? Reynolds has been a fan favourite choice to play the character for a number of years, and he would do so in a wasted X-Men Origins: Wolverine cameo.

With this incredibly exciting news comes the disappointing announcement that The Fantastic Four has been delayed. However, we won’t have to wait too much longer for Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) reboot as it will now land on August 7th, »

- Josh Wilding

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Fantastic Four Release Date Pushed to August 7, 2015; Assassin’S Creed Pulled from Schedule

18 September 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

20th Century Fox is pushing its Fantastic Four reboot release date back a couple of months.  Directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), the film was originally scheduled to hit theaters on June 16, 2015, but Fox has now opted to move the pic to August 7, 2015.  While August doesn’t necessarily seem like better real estate than June for the summer movie season, Disney had massive success in slating Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for the beginning of August this year, which benefitted from the dearth of quality films throughout the rest of the month.  The Fantastic Four will now square off against the all-ages horror comedy Goosebumps with Jack Black, but what of Fox’s other film that was slated for release on August 7th?  Well the studio has now pulled Assassin’s Creed from the schedule entirely, giving it a “Tbd” release date. Hit the jump for more, including a release »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘Fantastic Four’ Moved Into ‘Assassin's Creed’ Release Date by Fox

18 September 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox on Thursday shifted the release date for its Marvel superhero movie “The Fantastic Four” from June 19, 2015, to August 7, 2015. The video game adaptation “Assassin's Creed” had been set for that date and will likely push to 2016. Directed by Josh Trank (“Chronicle”), “Fantastic Four” stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.  The new date puts it up against Sony's horror comedy “Goosebumps,” but it's also the slot that launched Disney's blockbuster Marvel space romp “Guardians of the Galaxy” this summer, and comes just a few weeks after the fan boy extravaganza Comic-Con. Fox also shifted “Paper Towns, »

- Todd Cunningham

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Kate Mara Offered Role In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

17 September 2014 4:11 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Following an Emmy-nominated run on Netflix’s House Of Cards, Kate Mara has been offered a role in Ridley Scott’s The Martian. The 20th Century Fox sci-fier is picking up steam: Deadline reported this month that Jessica Chastain and Kristin Wiig are circling lead roles opposite Matt Damon in the saga of an astronaut marooned on Mars. The script is adapted by Cabin In The Woods‘ Drew Goddard from the book by Andy Weir, which sold to publisher Crown in 2013 after enjoying meteoric sales as an e-book. Fox has set The Martian for release November 25, 2015. Mara already is set to play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman in the studio’s superhero reboot Fantastic Four, which Chronicle‘s Josh Trank is helming. She’s repped by UTA.

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- Jen Yamato

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Dane DeHaan & Rooney Mara Get Musical in the 1920s with 'Ziggy'

12 September 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Over the past few years, both Rooney Mara and Dane DeHaan have become quite the impressive young actors, with the former making waves in The Social Network, Ain't Them Bodies Saints and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the latter breaking through with Chronicle and expanding with Kill Your Darlings, Life After Beth and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Now the two will team up in a completely different genre for both of them as THR reports DeHaan and Mara will star in a 1920s set musical called Ziggy, which will be directed by Australian filmmaker Diesel Schwarze, a protégé of Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. The film will follow the rise and fall of the title character (DeHaan), a hunchback escape artist who arrives in New York during the mass-culture boom of the late 1920s and falls in love with the fiancée (Mara) of a powerful media mogul. Sounds »

- Ethan Anderton

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Girl Eats Boy on New Life After Beth UK Quad Poster

12 September 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Arriving in UK theatres finally on 1 October is Jeff Baena's comedy horror directorial debut 'Life After Beth'. The romantic comedy with a little light-hearted zombie ex-girlfriend action thrown in stars Aubrey Plaza ('Safety Not Guaranteed'), Dane DeHaan ('Chronicle'), Anna Kendrick ('Up in the Air'), John C. Reilly, Alia Shawkat ('Arrested Development'), Cheryl Hines ('Curb your Enthusiasm') and Molly Shannon. And you can catch a glimpse at the new UK quad poster below. »

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Former Fox Casting VP Brehan Fitzgerald Joins Resolution As Talent Agent

8 September 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Jeff Berg’s Resolution has hired new agent Brehan Fitzgerald from the ranks of 20th Century Fox’s casting division. The former VP of Fox feature casting is starting to make calls around town as she transitions into her new gig repping talent at the agency, effective today.

Why make the leap from casting exec to talent agent? “Working with artists is very rewarding, but when you work in casting you only get to do it for short period of time,” she told me. “Joining the representation side is much more exciting because when you work with an artist, it’s for the long term.” Fitzgerald had a hand in casting some of the studio’s biggest franchises during her 12 year run at Fox, where she rose to VP in 2012. She helped land Michael B. Jordan and Dane DeHaan in Josh Trank’s low budget sci-fier Chronicle, Toby Kebbel »

- Jen Yamato

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Sony Signs ‘Mama’ Director to Shadow of the Colossus Adaptation

5 September 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Love is powerful, but is it mighty enough to take down towering creatures that would be at home in a Godzilla movie? With the help of an ancient sword, love might be strong enough for such a task faced by the young man Wander in the 2005 fantasy video game, Shadow of the Colossus. In the works for years, Sony’s adaptation of the popular game is taking shape with the signing of a director.

Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed Andrés Muschietti to direct their adaptation of the Playstation 2 video game, Shadow of the Colossus. In the game, a young man named Wander seeks to resurrect the love of his life, a young woman named Mono. In order to have a shot at bringing Mono back from the dead, Wander needs to slay 16 colossi: massive monsters that make Wander look the size of an ant in comparison. Armed with an ancient and powerful sword, »

- Derek Anderson

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Shadow Of The Colossus Is Getting An Adaptation From The Guy Who Made Mama

5 September 2014 5:29 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Andres Muschietti, the Argentinian filmmaker who brought us Mama back in 2013, is the latest director linked to the in-development adaptation of artsy videogame Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures. Deadline reports Muschietti will replace Josh Trank, who was attached to the adaptation of the classic PlayStation 2 game back in 2012. Trank presumably had to pass on the project when his dance card started filling up with titles like The Fantastic Four and an upcoming Star Wars spinoff. Bringing game designer Fumito Ueda.s work to the screen was a dream project for the Chronicle director from the moment he first played Shadow of the Colossus back in 2005. Films based on videogames have yet to gain much traction in Hollywood, and while Shadow of the Colossus could potentially change that, it.s not going to be a simple title to translate to the screen. The story revolves around a young man »

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Mama Director to Helm Shadow of the Colossus Video Game Film

5 September 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

It's been five years since Sony Pictures announced that it's turning the "Shadow of the Colossus" video game into a movie. At one point Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) was on board to direct, but now comes word that that's no longer the case. Sony just announced that it replaced Trank with Andres Muschietti (Mama), who'll be directing from a script by Seth Lochhead (Hanna). "We knew we had our director once we heard Andy's take on the material . it was genius," said Sony. "The themes, characters and supernatural elements of the story have incredible international appeal with fans of the game in the millions." The game centers on the character Wander, who along with his horse Agro travels across a Western-style landscape to defeat enemies known as Collosi, with Wander's larger aim to save the girl Mono. It was released back in 2005 and quickly became a huge hit, selling more than 2.7 million copies worldwide. »

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Shadow Of The Colossus movie back on, new director found

4 September 2014 11:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The videogame Shadow Of The Colossus looks like it's coming to the big screen after all...

Now this could be good. There had been talk before about bringing the excellent videogame Shadow Of The Colossus to the big screen (with Chronicle, Fantastic Four reboot and now Star Wars director Josh Trank attached at one stage). And now it looks as though Sony Pictures has resurrected the project, given that it's appointed a director to it.

Said director is Andres Muschietti, who broke through with the horror film Mama. For some time, he was attached to direct Universal's reboot of The Mummy, before parting company with that particular project. Alex Kurtzman is the new Mummy helmer.

Muschietti will bring Shadow Of The Colossus to the screen off the back of a screenplay that Seth Lochhead is writing. There's clearly some way still to go here, and Uncharted will be the next »

- simonbrew

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Update: 'Shadow of the Colossus' Roars Back to Life with 'Mama' Director

4 September 2014 7:19 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Update 9/4/14: Last we heard about Sony's Shadow of the Colossus movie it was being developed for Josh Trank to direct. Once Trank landed Fantastic Four and a Star Wars spin-off, however, it became pretty obvious he was not going to be making that movie anytime soon.  Sony hasn't given up on the video game adaptation, though, and the studio has now hired Mama director Andy Muschietti to captain a new version that will be written by Seth Lochhead (Hanna). We still don't have a timeline for the movie, but see below for more info about the fantastic, award-winning game it's based on.   Previously 5/23/2012: Chronicle helmer Josh Trank has been a busy fellow since that modestly budgeted film became a box office success – and he’s...

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- Mike Bracken

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Mama Director Andrés Muschietti to Helm Video Game Adaptation Shadow of the Colossus

4 September 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Chronicle and The Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was originally set to helm Shadow of the Colossus for Sony Pictures. However, his commitment to one of the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movies has resulted in the studio turning to Mama’s Andrés Muschietti to direct the video game adaptation.

Seth Lochhead (Hanna) is penning the screenplay. Shadow of the Colossus is set in an epic-scale world filled with mythic giants and disembodied spirits, and the story will follow a young man attempting to save his lost love by accomplishing a seemingly impossible task…the destruction of the colossi who roam the forbidden land. The game was a thing of beauty and the movie could be truly epic.

“We knew we had our director once we heard Andy’s take on the material – it was genius,” Sony’s Michael De Luca said in a statement released today. “The themes, characters and »

- Josh Wilding

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Andy Muschietti Attached To Direct Shadow Of The Colossus

4 September 2014 4:07 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

For a while, it appeared that Chronicle’s Josh Trank would be the man to tackle the film adaptation of Sony PlayStation title Shadow Of The Colossus. But with Trank busy on Fantastic Four and one of the Star Wars spin-off films, a new director is called for, and Mama’s Andy Muschietti is stepping into the breach.The strange and beautiful game focuses on a character called Wander, who must, er, wander through a cursed waste called the Forbidden Land and slay 16 enormous "colossi" (this basically involved searching a creature hundreds of times your size for the tiny "glowy bit" where they are vulnerable) in order to save the life of a girl, Mono. The title was much praised for its gorgeous art and high-quality score, and is sufficiently bare bones of plot that there is lots of room for scriptwriters to find a story. While Justin Marks was »

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Paramount Insurge Points; We All Looked Up

4 September 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Space. The final frontier. Given the size of our planet in comparison to those orbiting around us, we're likely to get wiped out at any second by some form of interstellar collision. Paramount Insurge is out to prove that the end is near!

Deadline is reporting that the studio has optioned rights to Tommy Wallach’s forthcoming debut novel We All Looked Up. The science fiction tale is set two months before a meteor is set to pass through Earth’s orbit with a 66.6 percent chance of striking and ending all life on the planet.

Against this backdrop, four high school seniors – the athlete, the school slut, the slacker, and the overachiever – find their lives intersecting on the eve of the cataclysmic event.

The book doesn’t hit stands until March 31, 2015, via Simon & Schuster.

Chronicle producer John Davis will be producing for his Davis Entertainment banner while Brittany Morrissey is overseeing for the company. »

- Steve Barton

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