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.