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Kenneth Branagh to Direct and Star in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Remake

by Britt Hayes November 21, 2015 @ 1:17 PM
Following reports of his potential involvement over the summer, Kenneth Branagh is official set to helm 20th Century Fox’s remake of director Sidney Lumet’s classic Murder on the Orient Express, itself based on Agatha Christie’s famed mystery novel of the same name. Branagh will pull double duty in the remake, taking on the lead role originated by Albert Finney in the 1974 film.

‘Logan’s Run’ Remake Now Envisioned as a ‘Hunger Games’-Style Franchise

by Britt Hayes November 18, 2015 @ 5:24 PM
A remake / reboot of Logan’s Run has been in the works for years, like, people have had children and seen them enter junior high with a mountain of pimples in the time it’s taken Warner Bros. to figure this one out. But it looks as though the studio might be closer than ever, as producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men) has offered an update on the remake, which he now says WB hopes to develop into a blockbuster franchise. Surprise…?

‘X-Men’ TV Series ‘Hellfire’ and ‘Legion’ Mutating at FOX and FX

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 14, 2015 @ 5:36 PM
20th Century Fox / Marvel
The X-Men cinematic universe has been mulling around a TV branch for some time now, and at last we've learned that mutants will invade not one, but two new series. FX has tapped Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley to helm a series around Professor Xavier's son Legion, while FOX will join the club, literally and figuratively, with a Hellfire TV series.

Simon Kinberg Teases ‘X-Men,’ ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Gambit’ Crossovers

by Britt Hayes September 15, 2015 @ 5:46 PM
20th Century Fox
With the X-Men timeline effectively reset following the events in Days of Future Past, and with Gambit and Deadpool movies on the way, 20th Century Fox’s version of the MCU is now open to more interesting possibilities. Writer and producer Simon Kinberg has previously hinted at crossover possibilities within the mutant cinematic universe, but his latest statements suggest that the idea has moved from hypothetical to legitimate plan.

WookieeLeaks: Toys-R-Us Stores Will Open at Midnight to Debut First ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys

by Jacob Hall August 7, 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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Toys “R” Us stores are going all-out on Force Friday, transforming their locations into “Destination Star Wars” and opening at midnight so fans can come buy the new toys and celebrate with “costumed characters, signing events, [and] giveaways.”

‘Fantastic Four’ Producers Shoot Down Idea of ‘X-Men’ Crossover

by Mike Sampson August 7, 2015 @ 10:23 AM
Fox / Illustration by ScreenCrush
Long before anyone knew how bad Fantastic Four really was (currently at 9% on Rotten Tomatoes), Fox had floated the idea of an X-Men vs. Fantastic Four movie, or at least some crossover event featuring the superheroes from both teams. X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer even commented, saying, “Those ideas are in play. That would be a natural match-up because they’re both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it.” Hey, it worked for Marvel and DC, right? Well, know that Fox knows they have a stinker on their hands, those plans might be completely done.

‘Fantastic Four’ Producer Says Fans Have a ‘Chip on Their Shoulder,’ Plus Check Out New Images

by Britt Hayes July 9, 2015 @ 10:06 AM
20th Century Fox
The new Fantastic Four reboot comes with a lot of built-in baggage — fans were so disappointed in the 2005 film and the subsequent sequel in 2007 (perhaps more so with the latter), that they’re naturally skeptical of another go-round with the super-powered quartet. Producer Simon Kinberg is aware of this and acknowledges it in a new interview, while remaining in director Josh Trank’s corner regardless of the rumors that continue to swirl about his behavior on set.

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Sets September Release for Season 1 Blu-ray

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 27, 2015 @ 2:05 AM
LucasFilm / Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels gave hungry fans a taste of the old world with its Vader-centric Season 2 premiere, but with fresh installments months away, the acclaimed animated series has its own Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD ahead. Preview the return of Star Wars Rebels’ landmark opening season, and see what features lie in store!

‘Fantastic Four’ Director Josh Trank Explains Casting the Team in New Featurettes

by Britt Hayes April 5, 2015 @ 11:55 AM
20th Century Fox
It may still be a while before we see another trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot, but for those curious to learn more about the upcoming film, director Josh Trank and writer and producer Simon Kinberg made four new featurettes to take you behind the scenes. In the videos, Trank and Kinberg explain their casting choices, noting that they were aiming for a more dramatic tone, which is why they cast some of the best dramatic actors around.