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Discuss: Are We On The Cusp Of A Video Game Movie Revolution?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 6, 2014 2:59 PM
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Video Game Revolution feature
If you’re sick of the wave of comic-book movies over the last few years, you’d better brace yourself: the video game movie is coming, and it’s coming for you. The end of last week saw the announcement that another attempt is being made to ramp up zombie game “Dead Island” as a movie: originally in the works with Lionsgate back in 2011, the project’s now set up at Occupant Entertainment, which is co-producing alongside the game’s creators, Deep Silver.

First Look? Alleged Photo Of The Thing From ‘The Fantastic Four’ Surfaces

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2014 11:38 AM
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The Thing, Fantastic Four
If you were paying attention to the online chatter about Comic-Con last night—and we don’t blame you if you weren’t—you probably noticed a lot of griping. The consensus seemed to be that 20th Century Fox's presentation was underwhelming. Fans were asking where the promotion for “The Fantastic Four” could have been (for that matter, Paramount did not produce any “Terminator: Genesis” promotion). “How hard is it," the thinking went, "for Paramount or 20th Century Fox to make a poster, a teaser trailer or unveil some costumes?"

10 Indie Directors Who Might Be The Next Generation Of Blockbuster Filmmakers

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 25, 2014 1:05 PM
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  • 31 Comments
10 Exciting Big Studio Director Transitions On The Horizon
Back in March, we unveiled a list of one-time indie directors who suddenly made the jump to hyperspace with blockbuster projects, and their associated blockbuster budgets. That piece noted that this was “a trend that’s become increasingly prevalent over the last decade or so” and sketched out some of the budget boosts these film-makers were getting, often having 5 or 10 times the budget of their previous film dumped in their laps by the studios, with a range of results.

'Chronicle' & 'Fantastic Four' Director Josh Trank To Helm 'Star Wars' Standalone Spinoff Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2014 12:10 PM
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Josh Trank, Star Wars
We gotta say, we like Disney's gameplan here. With J.J. Abrams shepherding the mainline saga continuing "Star Wars: Episode 7," the studio is tapping rising young talent for their planned standalone spinoff films. "Godzilla" director Gareth Edwards will be doing the first one, due into cinemas in 2016, and now another exciting name has joined the franchise.

How The 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Might Be Changing Canon, And Why That's A Good Thing

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 20, 2014 4:02 PM
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  • 86 Comments
Fantastic Four Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
Poor Josh Trank has had to answer a sea of rumors in putting together his vision for "The Fantastic Four." The scrutiny is understandable: this is a property that has been adapted into film twice already (three times if you count a basically-unreleased early '90s incarnation), each time failing to impress the hardcore fans. And Fox, eager to kick-start the series to keep it from reverting back to Marvel, have been keeping things close to the vest, refusing to disclose any story details for a film that’s a little over a year away, and about to begin production. But if this latest casting notice is anything to go by, Fox is playing fast and loose with the series. And why not?

Rumor: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2' To Face 'Batman Vs. Superman' In 2016 Plus Josh Trank Denies Female Dr. Doom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 1:00 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
It was sort of a dick move when Warner Bros. moved "Batman Vs. Superman" out of 2015 and right onto a 2016 date already called by Marvel for a currently untitled movie. And while nothing is official as to what they'll place against the DC Comics powerhouse, a rumor is suggesting they're gonna bank on their new batch of superheroes.

Annapurna Drops ‘Terminator: Genesis’; Josh Trank Denies Recent 'Fanstastic Four' Rumors; Kevin Smith Making Horror Anthology

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 24, 2014 6:35 PM
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A few bits and pieces of news are lying about from the tentpole/genre world this evening, so let’s get to them. The first is some potential trouble with the upcoming “Terminator: Genesis” film, a reboot of the “Terminator” franchise set to star Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor and potentially Jai Courtney among other candidates for the role of Kyle Reese. One of the major financiers on the project was Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, but Ellison’s company has dropped out as producer leaving her brother David's Skydance shingle and Paramount to foot the bill.

‘Chronicle’ Star Michael B. Jordan Considered For Human Torch In ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 2, 2013 10:52 AM
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According to The Wrap, the first member of the rebooted “Fantastic Four” might be cast – Michael B. Jordan, who co-starred in director Josh Trank’s previous movie, the more-clever-than-it-had-any-right-to-be “Chronicle,” seems to be in contention to play The Human Torch aka Johnny Storm. The reboot is scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.

'Hanna' Co-Writer Seth Lochhead To Pen Josh Trank's 'Shadow of Colossus'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 9, 2013 10:23 AM
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When word came out early last summer that Sony was going ahead with an adaptation of the video game “Shadow of the Colossus,” it was perplexing to say the least. Many wondered just how they would go about pulling it off. Now THR reports that Seth Lochhead, who co-wrote the Joe Wright film “Hanna,” will be working on the script. “Chronicle” director Josh Trank is still attached to direct.

Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Gets Spring 2015 Release Date In An Already Superhero Stuffed Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 8, 2012 9:52 AM
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This past summer, many wondered if five years between "Spider-Man 3" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" was a big enough space to reboot the superhero franchise. Well, numbers don't lie and with over $750 million worldwide, it seems there were more than enough folks ready for more Peter Parker. That being said, the "Fantastic Four" duo of films aren't as fondly remembered as Sam Raimi's Spidey pictures, and frankly they could reboot it next week for all anyone cares. But it looks like they'll take their time to get it right.

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