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There were many eyebrows – and suspicions – raised when Chronicle’s Josh Trank failed to show as advertised at the panel dedicated to the stand-alone "Anthology" films at this year’s Star Wars Celebration. While Gareth Edwards was there to talk Rogue One, Trank cited illness as the reason for his absence. But now we know that he’s left the film. In a statement posted to the film series’ official site, Trank outlined his reasoning: “After a year of having the incredible honour of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities.“That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn »
The departure of filmmaker Josh Trank on Friday from the upcoming second Star Wars standalone film has led to many questioning what exactly happened behind-the-scenes that caused him to have to pull out of such a high profile gig.
While the filmmaker himself said the departure was because he "made a personal decision" to leave, sources for The Hollywood Reporter suggest that reports of the young director's unusual conduct during the making of the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot did not sit well with Lucasfilm executives.
Murmurs of the 30-year-old Trank leaving the project first began a few weeks ago when he pulled out of a "Star Wars Celebration" panel at the last minute citing illness. Today's report says the filmmaker was asked by the studio not to attend while considering whether to proceed with him on the second "Star Wars: Anthology" title.
Producers on the upcoming "Fantastic Four" film faced »
- Garth Franklin
There was a disturbance in the Force known as the Star Wars anthology film series as Lucasfilm announced that director Josh Trank will no longer helm the second Star Wars standalone movie. No replacement director has been announced but Lucasfilm and Disney promise they will continue to develop the project, which was set for release in 2018.
"After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path," Trank said in a »
Just last night, the second of the standalone Star Wars "anthology" films had a major setback when its director Josh Trank exited the project. The director gave no concrete reasoning behind his seemingly spontaneous departure, and only spoke kind words and thanks for the opportunity he had. But the studio is now in search for another filmmaker, and sources report that it was actually Disney who made the final cut for multiple reasons. Young director, Josh Trank came into the scene with his low-budget yet highly innovative superhero film, Chronicle, just a few years ago. His work on the film earned him the recognition to helm the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. But, as it turns out, his problems on set with 20th Century Fox.s upcoming comic book flick, have turned Lucasfilm off from the director. According to The Hollywood Reporter.s sources, Lucasfilms executives heard of the Trank.s »
Josh Trank, whose upcoming Fantastic Four reboot opens July 30, has left the stand-alone Star Wars film he was slated to direct. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 31-year-old director “made a personal decision” to leave. Trank earned recognition for his clever work on sci-fi found-footage film Chronicle in 2012, but sources suggested that the pressure of a big-budget blockbuster got to him.Rumors of trouble during the Fantastic Four shoot have persisted. Producers Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker allegedly held the production together, though Trank is still credited as having directed the film, including all of the re-shoots, as per Director’s Guild rules. Trank’s work on Fantastic Four was “erratic” and the director became at times “very isolated,” according to THR’s sources. Trank spurred speculation about the future of his new film when he ditched the Star Wars Celebration Day panel on which he was supposed to have »
- Greg Cwik
About a year ago, it was announced that Josh Trank (Fantastic Four, Chronicle) was hired to direct the second "Star Wars" spin-off. But during the recent "Star Wars" celebration, Trank was the only one who didn't make it, with Disney claiming that the helmer was sick. According to several sources, Trank wasn't sick. In fact, the studio was considering ending its relationship with him. Now comes word that Disney has decided that it no longer wants Trank involved with the "Star Wars" franchise. In an official press release, Trank explained that it was his decision to quit in order to "pursue some original creative opportunities." But insiders claim that the situation has to do with Trank's behavior on the sets of "Fantastic Four" and "Chronicle." "Fantastic Four" producers revealed that Trank was "erratic" and "very isolated" while shooting the film. He didn't offer clear direction and often couldn't answer questions. »
During Star Wars Celebration in mid-April there was to be a panel featuring directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, both of which were set to direct spinoff films in the new Star Wars Anthology -- Edwards directing Rogue One, releasing next year, and Trank directing a yet-to-be-titled feature. While that panel took place, Trank was a no show, the reason given that he was sick. Well, it turns out it was more than just a sickness. Announced this evening, Trank released a statement on the official Star Wars website saying: After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I've put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars »
- Brad Brevet
Rumours started doing the rounds during Fantastic Four production that there were some behind the scenes problems, and THR has confirmed many of those in a piece on Lucasfilm and Disney deciding to part ways with Josh Trank over their untitled Star Wars Anthology movie. One insider describes the Chronicle helmer's behaviour as "erratic" and at times "very isolated", and add that he offered no clear direction. "If you've got someone who can't answer questions or who isn't sure or is in hiding, that's not good," they add about what sounds like a very troubled shoot. Fox responded to this by saying that they are "very happy with the movie and we can’t wait for audiences to see it," but acknowledge: "There were definitely some bumps in the road." Those include Trank running up $100,000 worth of damage to a house which was rented for him in New Orleans while »
After persistent rumors and a sudden bow out from his appearance at Star Wars Celebration, it's been offiically announced that Josh Trank is no longer attached to direct the second Star Wars Anthology movie. Come inside to see his statement on the departure.
In June of last year, Lucasfilm announced that Josh Trank (Chronicle and the new Fantastic Four movie) would be helming the second Star Wars spin-off movie, now known as Anthology films. He seemed a solid choice at the time with a lot of potential in his future...but then some rumblings started happening about his Fantastic Four film. Things that weren't very good, and even as early as November/December of last year, there was word that Disney might be dumping him.
Those rumors seemed to be put aside (and I was Very shocked) when it was announced he'd be taking part in a panel at Star Wars Celebration. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Having been absent from the ‘Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank’ panel at Star Wars Celebration last month due to “flu”, it has been announced tonight that Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) has vacated the director’s chair on Disney’s second Star Wars Anthology standalone movie.
“After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path,” said Trank. “I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, »
- Gary Collinson
Briefly: As much as I hate reporting on the non-news that someone is no longer working on a project they were originally attached to work on, if it involves Star Wars, it's still worth mentioning. StarWars.com and Variety are reporting that Lucasfilm has officially announced and confirmed that Josh Trank (director of Chronicle and this year's Fantastic Four reboot) will no longer be directing a Star Wars spin-off movie. Not long after Gareth Edwards got the first offer for Star Wars: Rogue One, due in theaters late 2016, Trank landed the gig to direct the next spin-off solo Star Wars movie due in 2018. However, he's been booted and Disney/Lucasfilm are going back to the drawing board - no replacements have been named yet. Interesting... The full statement from Josh Trank himself, as released on StarWars.com - this one is rather long: "After a year of having the »
- Alex Billington
Just under a year after he was announced to direct a pic in the Star Wars franchise, Chronicle and Fantastic Four reboot helmer Josh Trank has left the Galaxy far far away. "After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path," said he said today. "I've put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to… »
"Chronicle" and "Fantastic Four" director Josh Trank will no longer direct the proposed second in the "Star Wars Anthology" series, a second spin-off that was to debut between "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and "Star Wars: Episode IX".
Trank's departure was first suspected when he suddenly cancelled a planned appearance two weeks ago at the Star Wars Celebration fan event alongside filmmaker Gareth Edwards. Edwards is helming the first of the "Star Wars Anthology" films which is entitled "Star Wars: Rogue One".
Trank was announced a year ago as the director of the still untitled film and has now given a statement about his departure:
"After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I've put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in »
- Garth Franklin
20th Century Fox just unveiled a banner and four character posters for its 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. Posters: (click to enlarge) Banner: (click to enlarge) »
20th Century Fox has released a new banner for its upcoming superhero reboot Fantastic Four, as well as a series of character posters featuring Mister Fantastic, The Human Torch, The Invisible Woman and The Thing…
The 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.
The Fantastic Four is set to hit theaters on August 7th, with 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, »
- Gary Collinson
Not too long ago, the second trailer for Josh Trank's reboot of the comic book property Fantastic Four showed off more of the quartet in action, not to mention offering a glimpse of Doctor Doom. Now Miles Teller, Kata Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell have been lined up on a new banner and four character posters, with each showing their powers as Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing. They're pretty glossy Photoshop jobs, but thats just what we've come to expect from the studio marketing department. Also, if you look at the background, you'll see the Baxter building. Look now! Here's the new banner and character posters for Fantastic Four from 20th Century Fox: You can still watch the second trailer for Fantastic Four right here. Fantastic Four is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and written by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past »
- Ethan Anderton
The actress has said that she was taken aback by the negativity surrounding 20th Century Fox's Marvel movie.
"I was very surprised at first, before any trailers were out, how negative people were about it without seeing anything," Mara told MTV.
"Then, that very quickly changed when we actually showed some footage, so that was a nice thing."
Admittedly, that rumour about grumpy computer nerd Doctor Doom was started by Toby Kebbell - who is playing him in the movie - and it hasn't been discounted yet...
Over the weekend the official site for 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot updated, offering some character profiles for Marvel’s First Family which discussed their powers. Of particular note was the description for Reed Richards, which said that “he can warp the space around him, and appear to stretch his body into impossible forms and to incredible lengths”.
Naturally, this led us to assume that Reed’s abilities would be altered somewhat for this new take on the Ff, but it turns out that isn’t the case after all, as producer Simon Kinberg has got in touch with HitFix to clarify the situation and confirm that Mister Fantastic will indeed be stretching his body in the upcoming film.
“I think it was confusing,” states Kinberg. “I was a little confused by it myself. The intent was to try to explain the power with some sort of scientific explanation, »
- Gary Collinson
The official website for 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot has updated with character profiles for Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Susan Storm (Kate Mara), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell), which describes each of the team members’ powers – and gives a scientific explanation for Mister Fantastic’s ability to stretch his body. Or rather, “warp the space around” his body…
Reed Richards Is A Scientific Prodigy Who Has Been Quietly Exploring The Universe’S Deepest Mysteries In His Garage, After School. After Being Transformed By One Of His Experiments, He Can Warp The Space Around Him, And Appear To Stretch His Body Into Impossible Forms And To Incredible Lengths.
Sue Is Brilliant And Beautiful, Independent And Sarcastic. The Power To Become Invisible And To Generate Her Own Force-fields Can Make Her Harder To Reach Than Ever—But That Won’T Stop Some Of Her Teammates, »
- Gary Collinson
The story of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation has being brought to the big screen quite a few times before, and now it's director Paul McGuigan's (Lucky Number Slevin) to bring a new version of Mary Shelley's classic tale to life. Told from Igor's (Daniel Radcliffe) perspective, the screenplay comes from Chronicle writer Max Landis, and Empire have the first look at Radcliffe and James McAvoy as the titular mad scientist, giving us a great look at the gothic tone of the piece. Frankenstein is a story I love in all its forms (well, most at the very least), and I find myself looking forward to McGuigan's take on the tale. Released: October 2nd »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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