Twentieth Century Fox won't be making a huge splash at this year's Comic-Con, but they are making their presence known with an announcement about two of their Marvel franchises.
According to Deadline, Fox has confirmed that Josh Trank will direct their reboot of Fantastic Four, as was rumored earlier this year. Trank impressed the studio with his "found footage" superhero movie Chronicle, and, while Trank played coy with reporters about the project in January, he will likely make the reboot his next directing project. daredevil in trouble >> Posted 07.12.12 by Ryan
What do you get when you cross a director's ambiguous reply to a question with fanboy fervor? Headlines that read: "Josh Hartnett to Star in Daredevil Reboot."
It all started when a Twitter user commented that she hopes director David Slade (30 Days of Night, Twilight Saga: Eclipse) would get back to working on his as-yet-untitled Daredevil reboot and that "maybe" Josh Hartnett could "finally get a Marvel role." Sounds innocent enough, right? But, then Slade replied, "You and me both," and fanboys (and girls) everywhere went crazy, interpreting his response to mean that the director is also hopeful that Hartnett will get his Marvel movie, i.e., the title role in Daredevil. Sure, there's some connection between the two — Hartnett starred in Slade's last comic book adaptation, 30 Days of Night — but the amount of internet speculation generated by Slade's simple, 4-word response, has been beyond ridiculous.
Fortunately, Slade himself took to Twitter today to set the record straight. He had nice things to say about his experience working with his 30 Days of Night star, but said that Hartnett is "not being discussed" for the role. read Slade's Tweets >> Posted 06.19.12 by BrentJS
Frank Miller has long been considered a visionary in the comic book world, but his contributions to cinema are nearly as impressive. Sure, Miller's attempt to bring Will Eisner's The Spirit to the big screen was a colossal failure, but when future Oscar-nominee Darren Aronofsky was hired by Warner Bros. to resurrect its Batman franchise following the Batman & Robin debacle, Aronofsky turned to Miller and his Batman: Year One mini-series for guidance. And, the big screen adaptations of Miller's 300 and Sin City comic books were both visually stunning and commercially successful movies capable of supporting sequels — 300: Battle of Artemisia and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For are both currently in development, with the latter lensing this summer.
Fox is also looking to one of Miller's classic Daredevil stories for its untitled Daredevil reboot, which has been dormant since Brad Caleb Kane (Brooklyn's Finest) was hired to write the screenplay last June. Fox CEO Tom Rothman confirmed last week that the reboot was still in development and now we've learned that Fox has hired David James Kelley to rewrite Kane's script. more about the Daredevil reboot >> Posted 04.29.12 by BrentJS
Director David Slade stuck to the world of vampires for his previous two movies — 2007's 30 Days of Night and 2010' The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. For his next two movies, though, Slade is taking on comic books and graphic novels.
Already attached to direct the reboot of Daredevil, Slade will also direct Coward, the Eisner Award–winning first volume of comic book writer and screenwriter Ed Brubaker's Criminal series, published by Marvel Comics' Icon imprint in 2007. Coward centers around master heist planner Leo, who goes against his own rules when a woman from his past arrives with information on a sure-fire score. Brubaker is scripting the adaptation, as confirmed by Slade on his personal Twitter account.
more about Coward >> Posted 10.26.11 by Ryan
Hello and yes Coward from the CRIMINAL series, after some initial planning Ed is getting started on the script. Very excited about this.
At the end of last month, director David Slade (30 Days of Night, Twilight Saga: Eclipse) teased that he would have some "official news" about the new Daredevil movie he agreed to direct for 20th Century Fox in March. That news finally has been announced.
THR reports that Fringe writer-producer and Brooklyn's Finest screenwriter Brad Caleb Kane has been hired to write the script for the reboot, which will be based on one of the darker storylines from Marvel's Daredevil comic books series: writer Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s acclaimed 1986 storyline "Daredevil: Born Again." The story arc sees the Kingpin discover Daredevil's true identity, Matt Murdock, and slowly ruins his life by freezing his assets, bombing his house, getting him disbarred from his law practice and sending Daredevil into a complete downward spiral. Slade confirmed the report on his Twitter page. more on Slade's Daredevil >> Posted 06.08.11 by Ryan
Last Saturday, director David Slade (Twilight Saga: Eclipse) used his personal twitter account to promise that we can expect some "official news" this week about his next project Sony Pictures' new Daredevil movie. Well, the week is nearly over and we're still awaiting that official news, but Slade may have given us a huge hint about what that news might be by squeezing a photo of a Twilight star between his rants about 3-D — "No I am not a fan of 3d and I need to write an essay as to why" — and his idea for a new body part-related acronym for Twilight fans — "BREASTS" for "Better Respect Edward and Swan Twilight Saga." what Twilight star did Slade tweet about? >> Posted 06.03.11 by BrentJS
Director David Slade (30 Days of Night, Twilight Saga: Eclipse) has once again skipped the middle man, so to speak, by using his twitter account to communicate directly to his fans about his latest project, Sony Pictures' new Daredevil movie. Back in March, shortly after he had accepted the directing gig on the Marvel Comics adaptation, Slade took to twitter to explain that his Daredevil will "bare no relation" to the 2003 movie that starred Ben Affleck. Yesterday, amidst a string of tweets about his artwork, the Rapture and breakfast cereals, Slade teased that a big Daredevil announcement would be coming soon.
what about JLA and The Shadow ? >> Posted 05.29.11 by BrentJS
Daredevil is ongoing, official news will break next week.. Can't say more.
Noomi Rapace has been lining up roles since gaining attention for playing Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish adaptation of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its two sequels. After playing the gypsy Sim in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Rapace admitted earlier this month that she's jumping straight from Game of Shadows into director Ridley Scott's Prometheus. The movie began as a prequel to Scott's sci-fi classic Alien until Scott admitted the movie morphed into its own "grand mythology and universe" and became Prometheus.
Rapace briefly spoke about being cast in Prometheus earlier this month, denying that her character of scientist Elizabeth Shaw could be compared to Sigourney Weaver's Ripley from the Alien franchise. In a recent interview with Empire, Rapace revealed more about her character now that she has been shooting the movie for a week. will rapace take the last voyage >> Posted 03.30.11 by Ryan
In the recent issue of Empire Magazine, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner discussed future X-Men projects beyond June's X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class.
One of the most discussed X-Men movies is Deadpool, which sees Ryan Reynolds reprising his role from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While Reynolds admitted last September that he may not be able to fit Deadpool into his jammed schedule, the actor said earlier this month that Deadpool was "still in the works" and that he "wants it to happen." Shuler Donner told Empire (via The Playlist) that Reynolds was still very much involved in the Deadpool adaptation.
MORE >> Posted 03.29.11 by Ryan
He’s very involved, Ryan. He’s working with the writers on the screenplay and it is [his] as much as it is ours. I’m tellin’ ya, it’s true to the comic. You’ll see all of them. You’ll see Wade Wilson, the good-looking Ryan Reynolds! You’ll see Deadpool in his costume and you’ll see the cancer-scarred face.
Last week, just as 20th Century Fox hired David Slade (30 Days of Night, Twilight Saga: Eclipse) to direct a new Daredevil movie, early rumors began piling up that the movie would be a "continuation of the Daredevil saga", implying that it wouldn't completely ignore the 2003 Daredevil starring Ben Affleck. Other rumors claimed that Slade's Daredevil would be either "a bit Batman Begins" with the villain learning "who Daredevil really is and tries to destroy him" or, more pointedly, be an adaptation of the "Born Again" storyline written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli from the mid-1980s run of the Daredevil comic book series.
Meanwhile, casting rumors also sprang up, with Robert Pattinson, Bradley Cooper, and Garrett Hedlund all mentioned as potential actors for the role of the blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who moonlights as the masked vigilante Daredevil, the "Man Without Fear".
With all of these rumors already swirling, Slade took to twitter to set the record straight. is slade up for The Wolverine as well? >> Posted 03.22.11 by Ryan