Weeks ago, Chris Evans called the Fantastic Four franchise "done," but Evans is only half right. IESB reports that movie studio Fox is considering a reboot of the franchise, just two years removed from the second Fantastic Four movie. This means no Evans or the rest of the cast will be asked back. Fox is planning to have a "less bubble gum" version more like the highly successful Iron Man.
Seems a bit soon to plan a reboot, but after Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer received such poor critical and fan reaction, making a third Fantastic Four movie probably won't give Fox the Iron Man-esque success they're looking for. So rather than hand the Fantastic Four property back to Marvel, who have their own movie studio arm, Fox has to keep developing another Fantastic Four movie. Rebooting this may be all Fox can do to save their stake in the franchise. Posted 03.11.09 by Ryan
With two Fantastic Four movies under his belt as Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch, and the upcoming psychic thriller Push, Chris Evans clearly enjoys playing characters with superpowers, though he admits that may change.
While promoting Push, Evans told JoBlo.com that there's not going to be a Fantastic Four 3: "I think they're done. They've closed the book on that franchise. I think if there was talk I think that I would've heard about it by now."
A Push sequel is more likely. Push co-star Dakota Fanning said "You never know" to the possibility, with Evans adding: "Well said." Posted 01.28.09 by Ryan
Check out this extended scene from the February 6th movie PUSH -- a sci-fi action thriller about people with mental powers. In this clip Chris Evans uses his push powers along with some old-school ammo against powerful psychic foes played by Djimon Hounsou and Neil Jackson.
Posted 01.15.09 by reelz
Paul McGuigan's latest psychic thriller has revealed a new poster. The movie, about a government conspiracy that enables people to have telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities, seems like it should have been adapted from a comic book -- though it did inspire one, a prequel published by DC offshoot Wildstorm.In an interview with MTV, McGuigan promises the movie will focus more on the characters than technology. Push "has some fantastical moments in it, but we wanted to make it feel like, what if this did exist?" said McGuigan. In some comic book movies, "you tend to forget about the storyline and the characterization and I wanted to do something that was a bit more old-school than that. I wanted the technology to become involved later on."
Push, starring Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning, opens February 6, 2009. Posted 12.22.08 by reelz
Movie fans should plan on seeing a lot of Scarlett Johansson in the months to come. Not only is the buxom beauty starring in The Nanny Diaries, which opens next week, but she's lined up three more projects to film over the next year, says The Hollywood Reporter.
She is yet another in the line of stars to sign on for a part in Ken Kwapis's He's Just Not That Into You, which seems to be becoming a bigger deal by the day. Just yesterday, the news was that Jennifer Aniston would be joining the cast, which already includes Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Connelly, amongst others. In it, Johansson will play a singer/pilates instructor who has an affair with a married man.
She has also signed on for Frank Miller's adaptation of the noir comic strip Will Eisner's The Spirit. Johansson will star opposite Gabriel Macht (Because I Said So, The Good Shepherd) as Silk N. Floss, a smart sexy secretary who backs up baddie, The Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson).
To complete the hat trick, Johansson will also be starring in Mary Queen of Scots, a biopic centering around the Scottish monarch's romance with the Earl of Bothwell and rivalry with her half-brother James. The indie costume drama will be directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil).
In other news, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America), Dakota Fanning (Charlotte's Web, War of the Worlds), Chris Evans (The Nanny Diaries, Fantastic Four), and Camilla Belle (The Ballad of Jack and Rose) will be toplining Push, a new thriller that starts shooting next month in China.
Push will follow the story of a group of clairvoyant American ex-pats hiding out from the U.S. government in Hong Kong, says Variety. It will be directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin). Posted 08.17.07 by reelz
I just returned from an early screening of the upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller, Sunshine, which is currently set for release on July 20th. This is a movie I've been looking forward to for quite some time because it is directed by one of my favorite auteurs, Danny Boyle. While you may not know his name, he's actually one of the most underrated directors on the fringe of Hollywood and, chances are, you've probably enjoyed at least one of his movies. A few of his highlights include Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Millions.
Sunshine lives up to my expectations and, in most cases, far exceeds them. It's part 2001, part Alien. Set in 2057, the sun is dying, threatening man's extinction. A small crew boards a ship called Icarus II which carries a massive bomb intended to re-ignite the sun. The cast includes Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Rose Byrne (28 Weeks Later), Michelle Yeoh (Memoirs of a Geisha) and Chris Evans (Fantastic Four).
It's intense and enthralling. I found myself completely wrapped up in the movie, forgetting about the stresses of daily life for 108 minutes of movie bliss.
With a reportedly meager budget, Boyle has crafted a different breed of summer thriller that delivers on all levels. Sci-Fi fanatics are going to love it, but even those normally turned off by Spock ears and lightsabers should find themselves highly entertained.
Stay tuned to Reelz.com in the coming weeks for more on Sunshine as well as our in-depth review of the film.
Posted 06.01.07 by reelz