Variety is reporting that David Slade has been tapped to direct the new Daredevil movie for 20th Century Fox. The good news? It isn’t necessarily a reboot, but more of a continuation of the story. Back in 2008, Fox hired David Scarpa to write a new movie, but it is doubtful he will be hired to do this new installment.
After seeing Spielberg’s hand in the Super 8 trailer, and now watching this trailer for the upcoming Terra Nova series, I’m starting to think the Great One has run out of ideas and is recycling his past glories.
An epic family adventure 85 million years in the making, TERRA NOVA follows an ordinary family embarking on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149 the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped, overcrowded and overpolluted. With no known way to reverse the damage to the planet, scientists discover a portal to prehistoric Earth. This doorway leads to an amazing world, one that allows for a last-ditch effort to save the human race…a second chance to rebuild civilization and get it right this time.
If you were wondering if that other X-Men: First Class image was fake or not, Matthew Vaughn confirms it wasn’t approved by him.
“I freaked out on them yesterday. I don’t know where the hell that came from. I don’t think it’s a Fox image. It’s not a pre-approved image. When I found out, I said, what the f*ck is this sh*t, and Fox is running around trying to figure out what happened as well. I agree. It’s like a bad photoshop, which maybe it was by someone. It didn’t reflect the movie. I was shocked when I saw it. I was like ‘Jesus Christ’…
Instead, Ain’t It Cool News landed the real first First Class teaser poster, that you should see in your local theater soon.
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It’s been all over the Intardwebz today, and while it does look cool, there are many wondering if this first image of the cast of X-Men: First Class is the real deal, or an Adobe Photoshop joby.
Michael Fassbender as Erik “Magneto” Lensherr, Rose Byrne as Dr. Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma “The White Queen” Frost, Jason Flemyng as Azazel, Nicholas Hoult as Hank “The Beast” McCoy, Lucas Till as Alex “Havok” Summers, Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and James McAvoy as Charles “Professor X” Xavier. The film also stars Oliver Platt, Caleb Landry Jones and Kevin Bacon.
MSN.com had the image up first, before they took it down, only to show up moments later on the Daily Blam site with a full watermark all over it. The image was then removed from the site with a message that reads “at the request of the studio.”
The thing that is most surprising about the image isn’t the hottie hot January Jones, but that the image is so damn small. Surely if this were the real deal, someone would have a 240000 x 10000 pixel version floating on their website somewhere (like the Spider-Man image that showed tons of detail). Interestingly, both Marvel and 20th Century Fox are quiet as… well as quiet as Marvel and 20th Century Fox can be.
Take it for what it is worth. If it is true, then go to town, but if it isn’t, remember the Intardwebz are the last bastion of truth in the world…
According to Deadline, Fox television has hired Miranda Otto to play Nina Locke, the mother in the Locke & Key television adaptation. Currently, Mark Romanek in talks to direct the pilot.
Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them…. and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…
Any movement on this project is good news, but in order for this to be a huge success, I think Fox needs to make sure all the horror and drama of the book makes it to screen.
Fox has given the go ahead to Jared and Jerusha Hess to bring the 2004 hit Napoleon Dynamite to television, as an animated series. Jon Heder and the rest of the co-stars will provide the voices for the characters for the six episodes Fox ordered yesterday. Napoleon Dynamite, the animated series is scheduled to arrive during the 2011-12 television season.
Last week we reported that Steven Spielberg was involved in an attempt to bring the IDW Publishing series Locke & Key to the small screen. As is often the case when early rumors start creeping out of H’wood, things are going to change. Today, Variety is reporting that Fox has snagged the rights to produce the Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez tale and have committed to giving the book a series.
The latest rumor surrounding the Wolverine 2 movie has Darren Aronofsky in talks to direct the feature film. If it were true, it would the second time the director and Hugh Jackman have teamed for a comic book movie. Deadline states that Jackman and Aronofsky have a close relationship with one another, and if Jackman has the pull on the movie that many claim he does, then we may see this rumor turned into fact.
Maybe it is the time space continuum getting all warped, but I could have sworn that I already knew Locke & Key was getting the television treatment, much the same way The Walking Dead was headed to the small screen. Or maybe it is just because the book by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez is just so awesome I can’t fathom why no one snatched the series up earlier for development. In either case, Steven Spielberg, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci have plans to take the supernatural thriller and turn it a small screen series under Spielberg’s DreamWorks TV banner. Since DreamWorks is working with 20th Century Fox TV on this deal, expect the series to wind up on the Fox Network.
via New York Magazine
Actress Rose Byrne is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to star as Dr. Moira MacTaggert, a scientist who specializes on genetic mutation, in X-Men: First Class. The Matthew Vaughn film already has Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Alice Eve in the cast.
The film is scheduled to begin shooting in London at the end of the month.
There is a lot of talk and discussion about whether or not Robert Rodriguez will direct the Deadpool movie for 20th Century Fox. I don’t know whether a comment by Rodriguez at the San Diego Comic Con got everyone in a tizzy, or if the director and Fox have really come to an agreement, but the L.A. Times is running the story that the parties are sitting down for some serious negotiations. Now negotiations are a far cry from a done deal, especially when there are specific items that need to be addressed by both sides.
It would be great to see Rodriguez stretch his legs and explore the more adult side of the capes and tights genre as opposed to his Lavagirl and Sharkboy movie.
What say you Spoilerites? Does a Rodriguez directed Deadpool movie sit right with you?
via L.A. Times
Admit it; at one point or another you dreamed of becoming a genuine Jedi Knight and craved to defend the galaxy against the horrors of the dark side.
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