Movie News: 'Fantastic Four' to Be Rewritten by 'X-Men' Scribe; Another 'Narnia;' Jackie Chan's Action-Filled 'CZ12' Trailer

Movie News: 'Fantastic Four' to Be Rewritten by 'X-Men' Scribe; Another 'Narnia;' Jackie Chan's Action-Filled 'CZ12' Trailer

Oct 02, 2013

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four: Simon Kinberg's script for next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past must be really, really good, because it's helped earned him a place working on the next set of Star Wars films, and now he's been hired to rewrite the screenplay for the new version of Fantastic Four. At least four other writers have already toiled on the script; Kinberg will also be coming on as a producer, while Josh Trank (Chronicle) remains as director. [Heat Vision]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair: The audience for The Chronicles of Narnia may have dropped steadily from the first to the third installment, but the three movies did much better overseas than in the U.S., grossing more than $1.5 billion worldwide. In that light, it makes sense that veteran producer Mark Gordon is developing a fourth installment, based on the work of C.S. Lewis. [Screen Daily]

Dallas Buyers Club: Once upon a time he was a dreamy object of affection on TV's My So-Called Life, and he's spent several years focusing on his musical career with Thirty Seconds to Mars, but he's now winning plaudits for his performance as an HIV-positive transsexual in the upcoming Dallas Buyers Club, opposite Matthew McConaughey. Yes, that's Jared Leto, who lost more than 30 pounds to play the role; the movie opens on November 1. []

Dallas Buyers Club

CZ12 Trailer: He may be pushing 60, but Jackie Chan looks very nimble in the new trailer for CZ12, aka Chinese Zodiac, aka the Chinese movie where he does more crazy things than he's ever done in Hollywood productions. It's the third in a series of action-adventures that includes Armour of God and Operation Condor. The movie is heading to select U.S. theaters on October 18. [First Showing]




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