Even before his feature directorial debut, the low-budgeted "superhero" movie Chronicle, opened in theaters, Josh Trank was being courted to take the reins of a comic book adaptation with some serious bank behind it. A couple weeks before Chronicle opened, word leaked out that 20th Century Fox was hot for Trank to direct a Fantastic Four reboot. Then, after Chronicle proved to be a success at the box office, Sony set their sites on Trank to take over the Spider-Man franchise spin-off, Venom.
It now appears that Trank's next feature will be a comic book adaptation, but it won't be Fantastic Four or Venom. According to Deadline, Trank will develop and direct an adaptation of The Red Star, Christian Gossett's Soviet Russia-themed sci-fi/fantasy series that takes place in an alternate reality where technology and magic co-exist. Neal Moritz (Battle: Los Angeles, Fast Five) is producing The Red Star for Warner Bros. through his Original Film shingle. more about The Red Star >> Posted 03.20.12 by BrentJS