Yes, we’re still talking about Fantastic Four. After all, it’s been a while since a superhero film has failed so spectacularly. So other filmmakers can only learn from its mistakes; while we take a look at the film that could have been in today’s Movie Morsels. Plus, we’ve got the red-band trailer for the always delightful Alison Brie‘s comedy Sleeping with Other People, as well as the poster for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, an update on Edgar Wright‘s next project, and more!
While Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot failed to clobber or flame on the box office last weekend, the studio has not yet put the kibosh on its plans for a sequel, with the release date of June 9, 2017 still in effect. There’s a rumor going around, however, that Fox may instead give that date to another sequel — to the much ballyhooed Deadpool. Meanwhile, director Josh Trank’s Chronicle scripter Max Landis has revealed the first four pages of his Fantastic Four script/pitch, on Twitter no less. Landis’ version of the film opens with the team making their trip into outer space via a ship made out of a 1968 Corvair Ultra Van. Well, at least it sounds better than the unfortunate misfire that’s now in theaters.
In celebration of the release of Fantastic 4, here’s the first 4 pages of a Fantastic 4 script I wrote 4 years ago… pic.twitter.com/izKR96G67G
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) August 10, 2015
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Blumhouse and Paramount have just unveiled the poster for the next and final installment of their Paranormal Activity film franchise, arriving on October 23rd. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will be the directorial debut of Gregory Plotkin.
Sleeping with Other People
Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis play two mismatched sex addicts who fall for each other in the new NSFW red-band trailer for Sleeping with Other People. Written and directed by Leslye Headland and co-starring Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet, and Adam Scott, the IFC Films release opens on September 11th.
Director Edgar Wright’s next opus, Paramount’s Collider, is undergoing a rewrite, courtesy of The Revenant screenwriter Mark L. Smith. Yes, I too am curious as to what an Edgar Wright film that he hasn’t written will be like, especially after his much-talked-about withdrawl from Ant-Man.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Finally today… Though it was mentioned before, it’s been restated that, no, a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer will not debut at Disney’s D23 Expo this weekend. Though the film will have a presence at the Anaheim convention, with a panel and special guests. And we’ll be covering it all right here at Nerdist.com!
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