Fox has tapped David James Kelly to rewrite the script for director David Slade’s Daredevil, based on the influential 1986 “Born Again” storyline by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.
Finally, some good news for Disney in a year that’s seen John Carter bring some ridiculously heavy clouds to the skies over the Magic Kingdom just for being a (relative) flop: Marvel’s The Avengers looks like it’s going to be a big hit, with pre-release tracking giving it an opening weekend of somewhere in the region of $125 million. Impressive? Sure. But also, just maybe a little low…?
Riding high from the box-office success of his low-budget superpower movie Chronicle, director Josh Trank has struck a deal with Warner Bros. to develop its adaptation of Soviet-themed military fantasy comic The Red Star.
Initially pegged as a sure bet to helm Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot, Chronicle director Josh Trank is now reportedly in negotiations with Sony to tackle to the long-gestating Spider-Man spinoff Venom.
Josh Trank, whose first feature Chronicle opens Feb. 3, reportedly has emerged as the frontrunner to direct the reboot of Fox’s Fantastic Four franchise.
In addition to lining up potential directors Joe Carnahan, David Yates and James McTeigue, Fox is said be setting course for a full-on total CGI vision of the Fantastic Four for their franchise reboot, and Bruce Willis is their pick to voice Ben Grimm.
Fox’s rumor-magnet Fantastic Four reboot can add three directors to its gallery of unconfirmed details that already includes the title Fantastic Four Reborn and casting choices: Joe Carnahan, David Yates and James McTeigue are rumored to be the studio’s top choices to helm the film.
The X-Men franchise isn’t the only superhero property getting a makeover from 20th Century Fox, as the studio is also hard at work on retooling the Fantastic Four movies with names like Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers reportedly in contention for the role of Reed Richards.
Twentieth Century Fox is rumored to have a title for “a complete reboot” of its Fantastic Four franchise: Fantastic Four Reborn. Will the film borrow a page from Marvel’s Ultimate books and use a much younger team of adventurers?