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…features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, »
- Oli Davis
Amid the ceremony surrounding DC and Marvel’s upcoming cinematic slates, it’s easy to forget about Fox’s comic book efforts. The studio’s focus in recent years has understandably centred around the X-Men franchise, their guaranteed money-maker. But there’s a new kid on the Fox block and we can’t wait to hear more about it. From Chronicle helmer Josh Trank, their rebooted version of The Fantastic Four is reportedly… well, we don’t know. There’s been very little verified information on the film, bar from a few tidbit comments from the producers and actors.
The reason for all the secrecy stems from the fact that this iteration of the superhero quartet will be vastly different from what’s come before. We know they’ve switched races of characters and apparently are gearing up to wow audiences with a host of other changes that no fan will expect. »
- Gem Seddon
Whilst the various other superhero films of the next two years have had many of their key elements spoiled, Josh Trank's reboot of the "Fantastic Four" franchise is still being kept top secret with no official publicity still or trailer having yet hit the Net.
The cast is under strict instructions not to talk about it, as is the crew, which makes any small bit of info on the movie a big thing. During promotional rounds for the "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Blu-ray and DVD this week, actor Toby Kebbell dropped a few crumbs of information and the online reaction has been swift (and not pleasant).
Kebbell plays the famed villain Doctor Doom in the film and, speaking with Collider, Kebbell confirmed that his character is drastically changed from the comics:
"I'm excited to see it too, and my nerves really... The only thing I can »
- Garth Franklin
In the wake of the Doctor Doom news, we look at what we know about the Fantastic Four reboot so far...
This article contains mild spoilers for 2015's Fantastic Four movie.
Over the past day or so, news surfaced about Doctor Doom, the villain in the forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Actor Toby Kebbell, who plays him, revealed that his Doom would be very different from the one in the Marvel comics; the character is, he said, an “anti-social programmer” and blogger whose internet handle happens to be - you’ve guessed it - Doom.
Needless to say, this latest sliver of news hasn’t gone down especially well in some quarters, and comments sections on websites all over the world are full of jokes like “Fantastic 4Chan”. For Fox, this seems to be the latest in a string of poorly-received news stories, and all from a project which - on »
So, is this Josh Trank's ultimate revenge on the blogosphere? In the run up to "Fantastic Four," the "Chronicle" director has occasionally popped up on Twitter to quash rumors about his still-secretive take on the superhero quartet. But has he channeled that frustration with fanboy blogs into shaping his villain? Well, someone will have to ask him, but either way, it would appear one of Doctor Doom's superpowers is leaving scathing comments on messageboards. Collider recently chatted with Toby Kebbell Aka the new Doctor Doom, and the actor revealed that the character is not quite how you remember him. "He’s Victor Domashev, not Victor Von Doom in our story. And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail for telling you that," Kebbell said. "The Doom in ours — I’m a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I’m 'Doom,' " he continued. This is »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The new Fantastic Four reboot has been clouded in mystery. Very few details have leaked and there seems to be a lot of curiosity around this new, younger skewing version of the team. Changes from director Josh Trank should surprise no one. Michael B. Jordan’s casting as Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch set off a maelstrom of debate, and now we have some details around the new Doctor Doom courtesy of the man himself, Toby Kebbell (via Collider)
“He’s Victor Domashev, not Victor Von Doom in our story,” states Kebbell. “And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I’m a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I’m ‘Doom'”.
So instead of the master scientist, dark arts dabbling, Lord of Latveria, we’re getting Doctor 4Chan? The more I hear about the new Fantastic Four, »
- Anghus Houvouras
Doctor Doom in Josh Trank's new Fantastic Four film will be a little different than you may expect...
Fox's reboot of the Fantastic Four movies, which is being helmed by Chronicle director Josh Trank, arrives in cinemas next August, with a cast that includes Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Bell, Ben Grimm and Miles Teller.
And then there's Toby Kebbell, who was part of a big hit Fox movie this year with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. He's signed up to play Doctor Doom in the new Fantastic Four film, and he's given an interview to Collider where he's revealed a key deviation that the film will be taking from the original source material.
Talking about the new origins of Doctor Doom, Kebbell said that "he’s Victor Domashev, not Victor Von Doom in our story. And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail »
Fantastic Four fans, hold on to yourselves. We’ve known the new film, directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) will have some radically different concepts going on than we’re used to seeing in the classic Fantastic Four comics. But now Toby Kebbell, who plays the film’s version of Doctor Doom, has revealed a few things about his […]
The post New ‘Fantastic Four’ May Dramatically Rework Origin of Doctor Doom appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
“Star Wars Episode VII” has a title — “The Force Awakens.” According to an announcement on the official Facebook page on Thursday, the Disney film recently completed principal photography. J.J. Abrams is directing “Episode VII” which hits theaters Dec. 18, 2015. It's expected to be the first film in a new trilogy, while two more films set in the “Star Wars” universe are also in the works. One will be directed by “Chronicle's” Josh Trank and the other by “Looper”director Rian Johnson. See photos: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII': 10 Other Loathed Then Loved Castings (Photos) The new movie will see the »
- Gina Hall
When’s that comic book movie coming out, with the ant-sized man? This and all similar questions answered in our comic book movie calendar.
Comic book fans of the world - were you planning on spending your spare cash on anything other than cinema visits and DVD box-sets for the next six years? Well tough, because Hollywood has other ideas.
Ever since Bryan Singer’s X-Men movie jump-started the comic book movie trend in 2000 (building on the stellar work of Richard Donner and Tim Burton in the decades prior), Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney and Marvel Studios have all been repeatedly cashing-in on the resurgent popularity of capes, cowls and anything ending in ‘Man’.
Now, the sheer size of the comic book movie-making world has reached a critical mass. There are now seven such films (at least) slated for every year between 2016 and 2019. There’s also a few confirmed for 2020 already, »
When 20th Century Fox released the official synopsis for Victor Frankenstein back in June, it became clear that this was not your typical Frankenstein movie, since it is told from the perspective of Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), the troubled assistant to the title character (James McAvoy). While promoting Horns, Daniel Radcliffe offered new details about director Paul McGuigan's film, which he describes as a "fun adventure movie" and offers new details about Victor and Igor's relationship.
"I think our Frankenstein is a really kind of rip-roaring, fun adventure movie version of Frankenstein. I would really struggle to class it as horror. I think there are horror elements to it and nods to previous versions of Frankenstein, but it's much more a film about - the thing that I hope will make it stand out is the relationship between James' character and I. Victor and Igor are two people who come »
While Daniel Radcliffe continues to shed his Harry Potter stardom this month by starring in the grisly horror comedy Horns, the actor has already turned his attention to another upcoming project, in which he takes on one of his most against-type roles to date. In 20th Century Fox’s Victor Frankenstein, Radcliffe will put a new spin on the hunchbacked Igor, assistant and friend to the brilliant and destructive medical student Victor von Frankenstein (James McAvoy).
That a household name like Radcliffe is taking on the part of Igor, traditionally a supporting player in adaptations of Mary Shelley’s horror classic, marks one of many ways in which Victor Frankenstein will set itself apart from the crowd. When asked during an interview for Horns how his Frankenstein would sidestep comparisons to other works, Radcliffe explained that, in addition to there being “a lot of action:”
“I think our Frankenstein is a really kind of rip-roaring, »
- Isaac Feldberg
When Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis started tweeting excerpts from a 436-page script for a Super Mario World movie he dreamed of making back when he was 19, I thought the whole thing was a joke. Sure, the screenwriter posted some photos of pages – but anyone could write a few scenes to make the gag seem real. It just didn’t seem feasible to me that someone would actually write 436 pages of script about a Super Nintendo game… but I was wrong. As it turns out, Landis did indeed write a novel’s worth of words about Mario’s biggest (at the time) adventure – and now he’s sharing the whole thing (and some concept art) with his fans. I’ll probably never read the entirety of Landis’ ode to the portly little plumber, but the story of...
- Mike Bracken
Fans of Nintendo’s flagship character – and especially those of the classic Snes game Super Mario World – may want to head over to Max Landis’ blog today, as the Chronicle screenwriter has posted a 436-page(!) script for a Super Mario World movie, which he penned when he was 19. In his own words, “this script sucks”… still, it can’t be any worse than the Super Mario Bros. we did get, can it?
While you’re here, check out some concept art that Landis commissioned from artist Darren Calvert…
The post Max Landis releases early script and concept art for Super Mario World movie appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
If I pulled out a script I worked on when I was 19, I’m sure it would be a Nightmare On Elm Street movie with little ambition or reason for not being in the trash. It’s what you do when you’re an aspiring writer sometimes, take something you know very well and put your own spin on it. Well, that’s what Max Landis (Chronicle) did when he was 19 apparently when he went and wrote a 436-page script (about 7 hours of screen time) for Super »
- Graham McMorrow
If the one thought you had while playing Super Mario was that the game could really use some Game of Thrones-level of character development and story detail, Chronicle scribe Max Landis has you covered. On his blog, the screenwriter released today his 436-page take on the classic Super Nintendo game Super Mario World. Written originally when he was 19, Landis has included a foreword in the script, which can be downloaded in full at his website, cautioning readers of what's in store. Among those words of warning: "This script sucks"—which Landis repeats, in case the initial admonition of his »
- Jonathon Dornbush
There are plenty of aspiring screenwriters out there who want to turn their favorite comic book, video game, toyline and whatever else Hollywood snatches up, into a feature film. However, few of them ever actually have the drive or ambition to actually do it. Enter Max Landis, the writer of the found footage superhero flick Chronicle and the forthcoming new take on Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe. Landis is now 29 years old and has a lucrative screenwriting career, but just 10 years ago he was a 19-year old with the dream of turning the popular Super Nintendo video game Super Mario World into a feature film. More below! Posting on his own website (via SlashFilm), Landis revealed that he wrote a 436-page adaptation of the video game (read it all here). For those who don't know, the standard model for scripts is that each page equals about a minute of running time. »
- Ethan Anderton
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has spoken about the upcoming reboot The Fantastic Four whilst promoting the home entertainment release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, specifically when we might expect to see the first footage from the film…
“We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, or anything like that. I don’t actually know when [a trailer is] coming out, but I’ve seen all the footage from the movie. I was there for pretty much the whole shoot. It is a very different film from the others, and one that I think is very different from other superhero movies. It’s a very emotional, »
- Thomas Roach
Daniel Radcliffe stars in one of the few horror films hitting cinemas at Halloween this year - "Horns". Already available on VOD services in the United States, the film is still taking a more traditional release path in other countries including the U.K. where Radcliffe has been doing press.
Speaking with Empire Online, Radcliffe's next project to hit cinemas is 20th Century Fox's new take on "Frankenstein" which stars Radcliffe as the servant Igor to James McAvoy's Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Frequent "Sherlock" episode diretor Paul McGuigan helms this take on the story which will be very different to the book.
In fact, Frankenstein's monster is not really a part of the action with Radcliffe saying:
"The creation of the monster isn't right until the end – you see their attempts at it. Although I'm not sure we're teeing ourselves up for four more movies or anything.
Instead, the movie »
- Garth Franklin
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg is currently in post-production on the 20th Century Fox superhero adventure The Fantastic Four, and everything we've heard about the reboot thus far makes it clear that this is vastly different than any other incarnation of these superheroes that have come before it. With the release less than a year away, many fans have been wondering when the first footage will debut. When asked that very question in a recent interview, Simon Kinberg reveals that he doesn't known when the first trailer will arrive. But he has a good reason why we haven't seen anything yet.
"We're putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a »
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