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Ridley Scott to Produce New Film From 'The Martian' Author Andy Weir The Martian was easily one of Ridley Scott’s better films in recent years, thanks in part to Andy Weir’s solid source material. It seems as though Scott has grown quite fond of the author, as the pair are reuniting for another film project based on a new, original pitch from Weir. Although Scott is a little too busy to direct it himself, he is teaming up with Simon Kinberg to produce the project for 20th Century Fox. Continue reading…

Following reports yesterday that The Fantastic Four is in some serious trouble, Simon Kinberg would fire back at those claims by revealing that the first trailer for the movie is set to be attached to Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Fox to release "Rogue Cut" of X-Men: Days of Future Past next summer In July we learned an extended version of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST was in the works, and yesterday at a press event, writer/producer Simon Kinberg announced it will be released in the first half of 2015. The "Rogue Cut" will likely hit stores sometime next summer, and will (obviously) include Anna Paquin's scenes as Rogue that were cut from the Bryan Singer movie. Simon Kinberg on... Read More...

Simon Kinberg says Ridley Scott's next film will be The Martian Simon Kinberg has confirmed that Ridley Scott's next directorial project will be The Martian, with Matt Damon set to star in the forthcoming film. Kinberg is a producer on the project, and was the man who first brought Andy Weir's ebook to the attention of original director, Drew Goddard. Goddard got as far as writing a script, but was forced by scheduling issues to drop out of directing the film, leaving the way clear for Scott to step into his shoes.

Simon Kinberg Explains Why Rogue Was Cut From 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Plus Quicksilver Clip Having already discussed in depth The Best & Worst Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past', there's still more to dig into about the mutant filled movie, particularly when it comes to those who only got a few seconds of screentime. Yes, there will be spoilers, so in case you haven't seen the movie yet, you might want to skip to something else. Anyway, while Anna Paquin's Rogue briefly shows up at the end of 'DOFP' in Charles Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, she initially had a much larger role in the film.


Simon Kinberg says Quicksilver will be back for X-Men: Apocalypse – Total Film recently had a short chat with X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST screenwriter Simon Kinberg about his new movie, specifically, the Quicksilver controversy and future plans for the character. Fans were slightly confused when Evan Peters was cast as Quicksilver in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, since it had already been announced (or at least most of us assumed) the character will appear in Joss... 8 years 20 weeks ago via donnieyen

Simon Kinberg talks expanding Fox's Marvel universe – Simon Kinberg has been discussing the potential expansion of Fox's Marvel universe, and reveals that the studio is looking into the possibility of TV adaptations in the coming years. "Fox does understand that they are sitting on this massive universe with the X-Men, also with Fantastic Four obviously," says Kinberg. 8 years 23 weeks ago via brucelee

Simon Kinberg Says That The Classic Cast Won’t Return For X-Men: Apocalypse – For those who are thrilled that they’re getting the chance to see actors like Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen reprise their X-Men roles, we have some bad news. X-Men: Days of Future Past will likely be the only time that you get to see the classic cast again. The next film in the franchise, X-Men: 8 years 24 weeks ago via donnieyen

More From Simon Kinberg On Anna Paquin's Role As 'Rogue' In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – In an interview with Crave Online, X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg was asked to clear things up in regards to Anna Paquin's role in the "inbetweenquel". Fans were disappointed to learn that the actress had been cut from the movie, although the backlash seemingly led to at least a small part of what was once a significant chunk of screentime being restored. 8 years 24 weeks ago via jackiechan

Simon Kinberg Discusses The Expanded Universe's Role In STAR WARS Spin-Offs – So, as we'd previously assumed, it sounds as if fans of the Expanded Universe shouldn't expect to see any of those stories have an impact on what we see in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII or beyond. However, the fact that they are at least turning to those for inspiration should come as good news to many, but are you still disappointed that after so many comics, books and video games set in that world, that none of it is canon in the film series? 8 years 24 weeks ago via donnieyen
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