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Demanded 'Chronicle' Director Gets The Red Star Movie

Comic book movie adaptations are currently sticking to Chronicle director Josh Trank like flies on feces.  He's been linked to both a Fantastic Four reboot and the Spider-Man spin-off movie for Venom.  Now on the more official, non-rumor scale, Warner Bros. has selected Trank to bring the Image comic The Red Star to theaters for them.  Not exactly as rad as said Marvel films would be, but any comic movie is something I'll want to see.

The Red Star comic Soviet-guided premise is set in a futuristic, alternate USSR where technology and magical elements coexist on the same playing field.  The main character is a soldier of the Red Fleet, who battles an oppressive ex-leader.  Yep, that's all I got to describe it.

Jason Rothenberg, who just wrote the new Twilight Zone script for Cloverfield director Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. will also take care of this adapted screenplay for The Red Star.  It's safe to say the studio has full confidence in this writer.  And after Chronicle, which lacked any well known stars, raked in $116 million at the box-office on a relatively low $12 million budget, Warners is ready to back Trank here as well. 

While Chronicle wasn't as good as I expected, it was still very inventive and entertaining.  Make sure to see it first, especially if you're a fan of The Red Star comic, to see if you like Trank's style behind the camera.  This isn't the first time we've seen his name surrounded by upcoming comic related projects and it damn sure won't be the last. 


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Lemme' get this straight - They can't get the remake of "Red Dawn" released. Queen of all that is gorgeous Angelina Jolie took "Salt" to only so-so success. And as alternate history appealing to a modern audience without upsetting current political sensibilities - they had to change Captain America's nemesis Red Skull's allegience from Nazis to a swastika-less something called Hydra - and they want to do an alternate world movie where a socialist-commie Red is a HERO? Right off I'd say not unless he's a vampire. They just want to see if this kid can work his micro-budget magic, and they can only get the thing made if it's made that way. If not, then it's just a case of where they've got a new hot talent on hold and occupied with something until they get something they think he CAN turn into gold for them.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ.Bradley

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