Next year will be chock full of blockbusters, including 20th Century Fox.s reboot of Marvel.s First Family: The Fantastic Four. However, there.s not much we know about the film. Since the announcement of Chronicle director Josh Trank at the helm, we.ve been repeatedly told that The Fantastic Four.s tone will be "grounded," meaning that although there are people running around with weird superpowers, the film primarily will have a more realistic feel. Human Torch actor Michael B. Jordan gave us an example of this "grounded" tone last week when he described the Fantastic Four.s costumes as new and fresh "without going to the cheesy superhero outfits." Yesterday, ABC News caught up with Jordan to get the inside scoop on The Fantastic Four, which is a lot harder to do compared to other superhero film productions. He couldn.t reveal much, but he did elaborate »
The last two Fantastic Four films were a lot of things, but "gritty" sure wasn't one of them. With a series reboot coming in August 2015, actor Michael B. Jordan says we can expect a different look and tone than we got last time. In a chat with ABC, Jordan says the film by Chronicle director Josh Trank was a lot of hard work, but that he and the cast are very excited to share the film with the rest of the world.
On the topic of how the titular characters will look, Jordan gives us an idea of what the costumes that he, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell will be wearing will look like. "It's a new look. We are all in containment suits. ... It's gritty. It's a gritty film," he told the outlet. "The costume process definitely took some time to get in and out of that thing, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Official details of 20th Century Fox’s upcoming reboot to The Fantastic Four have been kept under lock and key with only few snippets and rumours here and there. One person who has been quite vocal about the movie is The Human Torch Michael B. Jordan, with the actor being very open about the criticisms of his casting due to his race. And now in a new interview, he’s let slip some details about the suits for Marvel’s First Family.
“It’s a new look. We are all in containment suits,” Jordan told ABC News. “The costume process definitely took some time to get in and out of that thing, especially since I was bulking up. It was a little more snug during filming. We got through it man. It was a process, but we did it. It was hard work.”
The look of the Fantastic Four has »
- Luke Owen
20th Century Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot has been all but out of sight aside from a few small leaks. For fans, the movie not appearing at Comic-Con this year was a controversial move, leading many skeptics to believe director Josh Trank ("Chronicle") and Fox lack the confidence to show off the film early. But the picture emerging in recent interviews is that "Fantastic Four" may very well be a vastly different beast from the comics and may need a careful narrative of adjustment for fan expectation. For one, Miles Teller, who plays Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, recently claimed the movie is, "different in every way” from past versions, and suggested that Trank had to really sell Fox on his take. That included atypical casting choices, like changing Johnny Storm's race from Caucasian to African American after casting Michael B. Jordan as the Johnny Storm/Human Torch. “I ended up meeting »
- Edward Davis
Earlier in the week we heard a few comments from Miles Teller about The Fantastic Four, with the new Mister Fantastic describing the reboot as “different in every way” from Fox’s previous Ff movies, and now Michael B. Jordan has took a moment to discuss his casting as Johnny Storm in upcoming the Josh Trank-directed superhero ensemble.
“I don’t think about it. Can’t make everybody happy,” said Jordan when asked by the New York Daily News for his thoughts about critics of his casting. “I loved comic books. Japanese animation, cartoons, so to be able to play a character that I always fantasized about and always wanted to be — to have powers and stuff like that — and to be a part of Marvel’s family, it’s a huge deal for me. I get to get out about it… I’ve known about this character and »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Jeff Baena.
Running Time: 91 minutes.
Synopsis: Zach (DeHaan) is devastated by the death of his girlfriend Beth (Plaza). That is until she turns up alive and well. Beth’s parents (Reilly & Shannon), are in denile about teh whole issue but Zach suspects she could very well be a zombie. As Beth and Zach start to patch up their relationship, something is turning rotten.
More romantic comedy antics featuring zombies arrives in the form of Life After Beth. I’m always a sucker for a film with a pun in the title, and that title should let you know that this isn’t a serious affair. But is this a zombie film with romance or a romance film with zombies? Personally I’d go for the latter. The posters depict »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Get More: Music News "When I was filming That Awkward Moment with Michael B. Jordan, he knew he was playing the Human Torch at that point," said Miles Teller when MTV asked about The Fantastic Four casting process. "He and [director] Josh Trank really bonded on Chronicle, and they came up with the [casting idea]. I think it’s great. It is a big thing. You’re changing the race of a character. It’s like, ‘Why couldn’t the Human Torch be black?’ All these characters were spawned in this time that everything - the races, social awareness - was so one-sided and very tunnel vision." About his own Mr. Fantastic casting process, Miles Teller says, "I ended up meeting Josh a year before and the script was going through some stuff... Then I tested for the role of Reed Richards; I think I'm the only person that did. But absolutely, it »
Despite the fact that filming is complete and post-production underway, we’ve seen very, very little from 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank’s upcoming Marvel reboot The Fantastic Four. There has been constant rumours that the new movie will incorporate elements from the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic book series to present a new take on Marvel’s First Family, and now star Miles Teller – who portrays Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic has spoken about the film, promising that it’s “different in every way” from Fox’s previous attempt at the Fantastic Four.
“It’s different in every way [from the other films],” said Teller in an interview with Vulture. “All those actors were a lot older, their characters were in different places. The tone of this film is completely different: We don’t have Michael Chiklis in a big Styrofoam thing, and I think that [a more grounded approach] is what people are into — X-Men: First Class is doing that. »
- Gary Collinson
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
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
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
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 »
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?"
Umberto Gonzalez Writing is rewriting to infinity plus one. about 6 hours ago »
- El Mayimbe
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
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
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
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.
- Jen Yamato
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
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. »
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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