Fox's pair of kid-friendly Fantastic Four (FF) adaptations were highly successful in terms of box office numbers, bringing in a combined total of $619 million worldwide, but the movies were shredded by critics and never even came close to winning over die-hard comic book and comic book movie fans (for the laundry list of reasons why, check out this "hater" forum over at SuperHeroHype). Aware that the current franchise had already run its course after only two movies, Fox announced back in August 2009 that it was rebooting FF and that Green Lantern scribe Michael Green had been hired to write the script.
Since that time, however, we've heard nothing but rumors about the FF reboot, from the supposed title of the new movie to the actors who might be playing Mr. Fantastic. Though producer Akiva Goldsman has dropped the project, Fox hasn't given up on the FF reboot just yet — in fact, the studio can't, unless it wants the rights to revert back to Marvel — and is currently looking at directors. According to Variety, the current "frontrunner" for the job is up-and-coming director Josh Trank, whose feature debut, the "found footage" superhero movie Chronicle, opens in less than three weeks. more about FF and Chronicle >> Posted 01.14.12 by BrentJS
A new French teaser poster for first-time feature director Josh Trank's upcoming "found footage" movie, Chronicle, has turned up online and it is very much in keeping with the style and tone of the two domestic teaser posters that have been released, except that all three of the teenage "superheroes" — played by Dane DeHaan (Amigo), Michael B. Jordan (Red Tails) and Alex Russell (The Wheeler Boys) — are depicted. Additionally, two new preview clips from the movie have been released, one showing the trio investigating the crater/tunnel where they find the mysterious substance that gives them their incredible powers, and the other showing them testing their powers by chucking baseballs at one another. see the poster and watch the new clips >> Posted 01.11.12 by BrentJS
A new trailer for first-time feature director Josh Trank's "found footage" superhero movie, Chronicle, has been released online, along with a new preview clip. Written by Max Landis, son of director John Landis (Trading Places, Coming to America), the movie follows three high school students — Dane DeHaan (Amigo), Michael B. Jordan (Red Tails) and Alex Russell (The Wheeler Boys) — who develop powers like superhuman strength, telekinesis, flight, and invulnerability after coming into contact with a mysterious substance found in a crater. However, unlike the altruistic heroes of so many recent comic book movies, these teens use their newfound abilities for far more selfish reasons. watch the new trailer & preview clip >> Posted 01.07.12 by BrentJS
"With great power comes great responsibility," someone not real once said, and it's a lesson the three lead characters in the upcoming indie Chronicle are learning the hard way.
Not based on any comic book whatsoever, Chronicle follows three Pacific Northwest high school students — Dane DeHaan (Amigo), Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Red Tails) and Alex Russell (The Wheeler Boys) — who make a discovery that grants them superpowers. As they learn how to control them, they also learn that a dark side comes with uncanny abilities.
Shot in a "found footage" style (think Paranormal Activity), the first trailer for Chronicle has just been released, along with a new teaser poster. watch the trailer >> Posted 10.21.11 by Ryan