6:18 PM 9/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
What do you do when you own the film rights to a beloved comic book character that you've previously abused as a supporting player in a much-maligned superhero origin story, but people still keep clamoring for him to get his own standalone feature even though you know it'll have to either be rated R or totally lame?
6:06 PM 9/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
The August release schedule has its moments here and there, but generally speaking, that month is an annual cinematic graveyard -- not necessarily the place where you want to stake your claim to a superhero franchise, in other words. That's what Fox apparently intends to do with Fantastic Four, however:
Charlie Hunnam and Margot Robbie are in talks to join the Fox 2000 adaptation The Mountain Between Us. Michael Fassbender was attached to star back in March 2012, when Gerardo Naranjo was set to direct, but neither are involved in the adaptation at this time.The plot is based on the Charles Martin novel that follows Ashley, a writer leaving Salt Lake City for her wedding on the East Coast, and Ben, a doctor returning from a medical conference.
For Twentieth Century Fox’s first X-Men spinoff film outside of the main series, it looked towards star Hugh Jackman and the popular character of Wolverine to launch a new sub-franchise.
2:16 PM 5/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
It was never much more than a crazy, short-lived wisp of a rumor, but of all the left-field superhero movie prospects we've seen discussed, the idea of Joe Carnahan taking the reins for a Daredevil reboot might be the most alarmingly sensible.
10:00 AM 1/8/2014 by Jeff Giles
Wondering how closely Bryan Singer intends to depict the classic X-Men villain Apocalypse in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse? Well, he isn't really tipping his hand just yet, but comments he recently made to Entertainment Weekly should still prove moderately promising for fans of the comics.
5:23 PM 12/6/2013 by Jeff Giles
Marvel took a giant gamble when they decided to knit together a bunch of superhero franchises into the mega-franchise Avengers, but their risk paid off in spades -- and now that they've collected enough clout to start talking about their releases in terms of "phases" rather than individual films, other studios are eager to get in on the interconnecting franchise action.
10:20 AM 10/25/2013 by Senh Duong
When I was prognosticating the score for “The Counselor” on Rotten Tomatoes a couple days ago, I was thinking it would score well, especially with the talents involved; it’s directed by Ridley Scott, written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy, and stars Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, and Brad Pitt.
1:19 PM 8/12/2013 by Jeff Giles
Max Landis is officially out of the Chronicle business, having been dismissed from the upcoming sequel by Fox execs who were unenthusiastic about his proposed direction for a follow-up to the surprise 2012 found-footage hit about a group of teens whose exposure to an unknown substance leaves them with superpowers.
6:41 AM 7/29/2013 by Jeff Giles
It was more of a box office sensation than a critical darling, but the original Secret Life of Walter Mitty -- starring Danny Kaye as the titular mild-mannered daydreamer whose inner life offers a fabulous respite from his workaday existence (complete with musical numbers!) -- never seemed like an ideal candidate for the remake treatment, especially at the hands of a star like Ben Stiller, who infamously botched his attempt at remaking the classic The Heartbreak Kid.