The last we heard of Sony's plans for an adaption of PlayStation video game Shadow Of The Colossus, Chronicle and The Fantastic Four director (and future Star Wars helmer) Josh Trank was in the early stages of development. The Jungle Book screenwriter Justin Marks was on board to script it but then nothing. Now, Sony is back in the saddle with major tentpole plans for the fantasy film and have hired Andres Muschietti to direct. Muschietti was recently linked to Universal's reboot of The »
- Alex Maidy
Exclusive: Paramount Insurge has optioned rights to Tommy Wallach’s forthcoming debut novel We All Looked Up, I’ve learned. 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.
It’s an early deal on the book, which 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. Alison Small is overseeing for Paramount Insurge, the microbudget branch at Paramount whose upcoming projects include The Cellar with Bad Robot. We All Looked Up marks the second recent genre deal between »
- Jen Yamato
We’re less than a year away from Chronicle director Josh Trank’s reboot of The Fantastic Four, but 20th Century Fox has kept nearly every detail about the film under tight lock and key. The only things we know for sure are the cast (which includes Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller) and a few minor tonal details from producer Simon Kinberg.
The rest remains a mystery, as Fox opted out of cashing in on the marketing bonanza that is San Diego Comic-Con. We don’t even know the status of the film’s production, as Mara posted that filming had wrapped in July, only a week after Jordan commented that the script was “still evolving.”
Despite Fox’s best efforts to keep all aspects of the project a complete mystery, a few leaks have occurred. Last month, an image of The Thing appeared online, »
- James Garcia
We've already see what Jamie Bell will look like as The Thing in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. And now, we may have the first photos of Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom. The photos are from the website Geek-Pride. It hasn't been confirmed that this is from the "Fantastic Four" set, but it sure looks that way. In one of the photos it is believed that a stuntman is standing in for The Thing and in the other photo you can see The Human Torch. Check everything out below. "Fantastic Four" is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) And is set to hit theaters on June 19th, 2015. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
This is one I’m very excited about, fright fanatics. The trailer for 20th Century Fox’s The Pyramid (hitting theaters on December 5th) dropped today, and not only does it mark the feature directorial debut of longtime Alexandre Aja writing partner Grégory Levasseur (the two co-wrote High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Maniac and others together), but it looks like it could very well be the first badass mummy film in ages. We’re not talking about Brendan Fraser being a lesser Indiana Jones in this one, no, judging from the creepy as hell trailer, Levasseur’s goal isn’t just to entertain, but to scare the crap out of you. Check it out!
“The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost »
- Jerry Smith
Tagline: "You only enter once." Producer Grégory Levasseur will make his directorial debut in The Pyramid. Levasseur has worked on several other horror titles, including: High Tension (2005), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), and P2 (2007). His first film will bring mummy's from the depths as a group of archeologists become trapped deep below ground. This film stars Ashley Hinshaw (Chronicle), Denis O’Hare, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman. A movie poster for the film is here. Horror fans can see one of the villains in the graphic here. The creature's face looks wasted and the skin is dry and flaky. Truly horrifying, The Pyramid promises to be one of the darker horror features to come out later this year. All available details on the film are below. Release Date: December 5th, 2014. Director: Grégory Levasseur. Writers: Daniel Meersand and Nick Simon. Cast: Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman. *Twentieth Century Fox »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Comedy horror 'Life After Beth' marks Jeff Baena's directorial feature debut and it's about to land a home release complete with commentaries from Baena and the cast plus some deleted scenes and more. The movie 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 will land on DVD and Blu-ray 21 October. Check out the Blu-ray artwork below. »
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 »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The Fantastic Four director Josh Trank revealed on his official Twitter page that principal photography has wrapped, before sharing the first look at The Thing (Jamie Bell). This is the same photo that leaked last month, but it was never confirmed to be authentic, until now.
The filmmaker also held an impromptu Q&A session, where he shared new details about this superhero adventure, starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara. Take a look at what he had to say below, where he confirms there is no found footage aspect of the reboot and the first trailer will arrive later this year.
We wrapped. #FantasticFour
— Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 23, 2014
Well, it's out. There's your first look at Ben. #FantasticFourpic.twitter.com/0xqHAtfn1l
— Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 23, 2014
@cspiroe They're not tight. I'll tell you that.
— Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 24, 2014
@Marvel_Freshman Found footage, no. First look, »
[Update: The source of all this - a supposed Josh Trank Twitter account - might be fake. Scroll for details.]
Fox’s reboot of the Fantastic Four movie franchise is without a doubt the most hated-on superhero movie currently in development. The casting of Michael B. Jordan as a black Johnny Storm/Human Torch caused… well, a storm of controversy – and having Miles Teller (Project X), Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Jamie Bell (Snowpiercer) as the new Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl and The Thing (respectively) hasn’t been met with overwhelming fan approval, either.
Click to continue reading ‘Fantastic Four’: First Look at The Thing? [Updated]
- Kofi Outlaw
Despite the fact that 20th Century Fox’s reboot of The Fantastic Four was absent from the San Diego Comic-Con last month, a production image did leak during the con, giving us an alleged sculpt of Ben Grimm’s alter-ego The Thing. The authenticity of the photo was subsequently confirmed by Fox, who sent out a rather threatening legal letter demanding its removal, but now director Josh Trank has taken to Twitter to confirm that the image was genuine.
Update: Turns out the Twitter account is fake, and Fox’s lawyers have pulled their usual trick, demanding its removal. Apologies again.
The Fantastic Four is set for release on June 19th 2015, with a cast that includes Miles Teller (Divergent) as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (American Horror Story) as the Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) as the Human Torch, Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac) as The Thing, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »
- Gary Collinson
Josh Trank, the director of 2012's 'Chronicle' & the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot re-joined Twitter earlier today to confirm that the leaked photo of the live action "The Thing" CGI stand-in is infact our first legitimante look at the upcoming character (to be portrayed by Jamie Bell). Now, Trank selected eight Twitter questions re. the upcoming superhero flick. Check them out below! Q&A. Shoot me your questions, will answer a few if I can. — Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 24, 2014 @cspiroe They're not tight. I'll tell you that. — Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 24, 2014 @Marvel_Freshman Found footage, no. First look, late this year. Sequel, too soon to tell. — Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 24, 2014 @DaveTheWave20 It was fantastic. — Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 24, 2014 @TheAlexLynch97 Many times. Jamie is a great crier. — Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 24, 2014 @duckisgod Minor change, they're still siblings. — Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 24, 2014 @nailbiter111 Definitely. One »
Chronicle screenwriter and A-class nerd Max Landis, son of director John Landis, recently gave his father a birthday present he won’t soon forget. In a homemade (or sweded, if you prefer) version of An American Werewolf in London, the elder Landis’ 1981 film, the younger Landis re-creates the famous transformation scene. This is amazing because papa Landis won critical acclaim for the sequence (spooky in its realism, for the time), featuring Oscar-winning special effects by Rick Baker. Young Landis remade the scene shot for shot, depicting David Naughton’s character’s visceral transformation into a howling werewolf. You can watch the homemade scene alone and in a side-by-side comparison, below. The plastic Dracula teeth and stuffed-animal effects...
- Alison Nastasi
"Beware the Moon…"
Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis stars in the latest Homemade Movie from CineFix, which features the horrifying transformation scene from the classic film American Werewolf in London. You can tell they had a ton of fun making this video and love the homemade effects used to bring the scene to life. What brings this video full circle in the fact that Max's dad John Landis was the director of the the original movie. I also included comparison and behind-the-scenes videos.
- Joey Paur
It’s that time of the year when the blockbusters are starting to dry up – we’ve had new X-Men, Captain America and the first installment of Guardians of the Galaxy to satiate our appetite for comic book adaptations – all of which have been far more impressive than perhaps we were expecting (low expectations often yield more promising results) – and a few more pleasant surprises besides, not least Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
While we still have a few more big releases to look forward to this year – Interstellar, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and the final Hobbit installment will certainly draw in the crowds – 2015 is where a lot of eyes are now turning for the next epic blockbuster fix. Whether it’s more comic book fun with Ant-Man and the reboot of Fantastic Four, the return of favourite franchises from Jurassic World to Terminator: Genisys »
- Andrew Dilks
As Stacey Snider gets closer to leaving DreamWorks to take a senior position under 20th Century Fox Film chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos, questions have been rampant about the role for Tcf production president Emma Watts, who led the studio to its most killer summer in a long time. Gianopulos has answered some of those questions by staking Watts to a new three year deal.
“Emma is a proven and extremely talented production executive who has consistently led her division to great success, most recently through her stellar contributions to our remarkable summer slate,” Gianopulos said. “We look forward to her continuing contributions to our creative achievements in the years ahead.”
Last month, Fox became the first studio to pass $1 billion in domestic box office – and $3 billion worldwide – fueled by The Other Woman, the $730 million global grosser X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the »
- Mike Fleming Jr
To promote the Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a short featurette has arrived online entitled ‘Setting Up The Sinister Six’, which features director Marc Webb and Marvel legend Stan Lee talking about the team of supervillains, who will of course be getting their own spin-off movie in November 2016 courtesy of Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). Check it out here…
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the States on August 19th and in the UK on September 1st, and 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, »
- Gary Collinson
It is an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan. We are finally getting ours dream of a sequel trilogy featuring Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. The casting announcements at the end of April have given us hope that we won’t have to endure more dodgy scripts and wooden acting from its cast. Here at Whatculture we’ve already speculated what roles these new actors might play.
Not only are we getting episodes VII, VIII and IX, there will be a series of spin off movies too, not to mention a new animated series Star Wars Rebels. Of course, for any Star Wars fan worth his salt, this is old news.
Chronicle director Josh Trank is directing one Star Wars movie, rumoured – but not confirmed – to be a Han Solo film that charts his days pre-Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Fresh from the Godzilla remake, »
- Baz Greenland
Gavin Logan looks at which directors could be in line for a Star Wars movie….
It’s now been almost two years since Disney officially acquired LucasFilm and with it the rights to the Star Wars universe. George Lucas said in his statement that he always believed that Star Wars could live beyond him and that the time was right for the torch to be passed to a new generation of filmmakers. First up was J.J. Abrams, fresh off his successful reboot of Star Trek. Abrams, while not exactly young and new to the industry, has a certain Spielberg-esque quality about the way he makes movies and seemed like the perfect fit for relaunching the Star Wars franchise. Once Abrams was nailed down and he and Lawrence Kasdan began reworking Michael Arndt’s script, little or no other details were announced despite incessant rumours flying around the internet. Earlier this »
- Gavin Logan
The force will be with D.C. Barns, a lifelong Star Wars fan who won a walk-on role in Episode VII in the franchise's Force for Change charity contest. Barns was surprised with the news while recording a donor video for Omaze — the fundraising platform that helped run the contest — in which he talked about seeing the first Star Wars when he was just five: "It really split my head open," he recalled. "There's movies that I love, and then there's Star Wars."
While trying to remember his favorite Star Wars moment, »
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