Fox Buys Pitch For Its ‘Chronicle’ And ‘Fantastic Four’ Star Michael B. Jordan

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has closed a deal for Men Who Kill, a pitch 2014 CinemaCon - The Big Screen Achievement Awardsby T.J. Fixman that will be developed as a star vehicle for fast-rising Michael B. Jordan. The tone of the film is an international Bad Boys and it gives the studio another project with Jordan, who comes off his breakout role in Fruitvale Station and heads into the Fantastic Four reboot after previously starring in the Fox sleeper Chronicle.

20th_century_fox_logoAfter starring as a teen in the iconic TV series The Wire and Friday Night Lights, Jordan is making the transition to adulthood among a handful of young actors vying to be in the next generation of bankable leading men. This is the first action thriller vehicle being developed specifically for Jordan, who is separately attached to play Apollo Creed’s grandson in a new version of Rocky that will re-team him with Fruitvale Station writer-director Ryan Coogler. Read More »

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Toby Kebbell Joining ‘Fantastic Four’; Archie Panjabi Set For ‘San Andreas’; Gabriel Basso Stars In ‘The Whole Truth’

By | Tuesday April 1, 2014 @ 4:47pm PDT

Toby Kebbell squareToby Kebbell is in negotiations for the main villain role in Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four. He will play Doctor Doom, aka Viktor von Doom, a genius scientist who has a history with the superhero quartet’s leader Reed Richards (Miles Teller). Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell also star for director Josh Trank. Kebbell recently starred in the British miniseries The Escape Artist, and his credits also include War Horse, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time and Rockarolla. The actor next appears in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and has a role in 2016′s Warcraft. He is repped by CAA.

Archie Panjabi squareArchie Panjabi has been cast in New Line’s action thriller San Andreas from director Brad Peyton. Dwayne Johnson stars as a rescue worker trying to save his ex-wife and daughter during the largest earthquake in California history. Panjabi will play Serena, a reporter doing an investigation on the disaster. She won an Emmy for playing Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife, and her credits also include The Widower and The Fall. She next appears in Fox Searchlight’s I Origins. Panjabi is repped by Gersh. Read More »

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Fox Has Its ‘Fantastic Four’ For Superhero Reboot

By | Wednesday February 19, 2014 @ 9:49pm PST

fantastic-four_1791685bFox recently cleared some prime summer 2015 real estate for its reboot of Marvel’s Fantastic Four, now it appears to have its actors. After a long search — Chronicle‘s Josh Trank was announced as the director at the … Read More »

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Fox Shifts ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘The Secret Service’, ‘Assassin’s Creed’, Sets ‘Untitled Vince Vaughn’ & ‘Susan Cooper’ Dates

By | Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 11:38am PST

Fox‘s Fantastic Four reboot will open on June 19, 2015 — a prime summer release and more than three months later than its initial March 6 date, the studio announced today. Chronicle‘s Josh Trank is directing from a … Read More »

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Fox Narrowing The ‘Fantastic Four’ Field

By | Wednesday October 9, 2013 @ 3:36pm PDT
Mike Fleming

20th Century Fox is gathering steam on the reboot of Marvel’s Fantastic Four that will be helmed by Chronicle director Josh Trank. It has long been rumored that Fruitvale Station‘s Michael B. Jordan is likely to play the flammable Johnny Read More »

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Simon Kinberg To Script ‘Fantastic Four’

By | Tuesday October 1, 2013 @ 6:15pm PDT

Fox has hired X-Men: Days of Future Past scribe Simon Kinberg to work on its Fantastic Four reboot script. Kinberg joins his X-Men co-writer Matthew Vaughn on the project, with onboard as producers. Chronicle‘s Josh Trank is directing the superhero … Read More »

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Matthew Vaughn Boards Fox’s ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot

By | Friday February 22, 2013 @ 11:55am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: X-Men: First Class‘s Matthew Vaughn has come aboard as producer on Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot. Chronicle‘s Josh Trank is directing from a script by Jeremy Slater. It’s set for a March 6, 2015 release.

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Fox Insiders: No Galactus Talks With Marvel

By | Monday August 6, 2012 @ 5:07pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Reports that Fox and Marvel Studios are going to do some horse-trading with its Fantastic Four franchise to keep Daredevil in the fold were being strenuously denied by sources I’ve talked to. Deadline revealed during Comic-Con last month Read More »

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Comic-Con: Fox Sets Reboots Of ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘Daredevil’ (Minus David Slade), Puts Joe Cornish On ‘Rust’

By | Wednesday July 11, 2012 @ 7:53pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE:While 20th Century Fox isn’t banging the gong at Comic-Con this year, the studio has big developments on several geek-worthy projects.

* Fox has officially set Chronicle helmer Josh Trank to direct the reboot of Fantastic Four, … Read More »

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