Collider Movie Talk – Did Fox Destroy Trank’s FANTASTIC FOUR?

     August 7, 2015


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Jon Schnepp, and Kristian Harloff discuss the following:

Fantastic Four

Who will play Bella Donna Boudreaux in Gambit?

Nightmare on Elm Street reboot

New trailer from The Last Witch Hunter

Ready Player One adaptation

My Little Pony feature film

Box Office Predictions (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)

…and a few things more!


Image via 20th Century Fox

As many of you know the new Fox film Fantastic Four film opened in theatres nationwide last night and the critic reviews have been less than stellar. Rotten Tomotoes currently has the film sitting at 10% and our own John Campea and Kristian Harloff gave the film a negative review on yesterday’s Movie Talk. However, on yesterday’s show John mentioned that he had sources that claimed Fox Studios significantly altered director Josh Trank’s movie just prior to, and during production of the film.

Speaking of Fox, the studio is moving full speed ahead with their new Channing Tatum lead film Gambit. According to reports, the main female character in the new film will be Bella Donna Boudreaux, a mutant once married to Gambit in an arranged Assassin’s Guild marriage. The three actresses up for the role are reported to be Blue Is The Warmest Color star Lea Seydoux, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson and Abbey Lee who recently appeared in Mad Max: Fury Road.


According to a report on Tracking Board, New Line cinemas is developing another reboot of the iconic Freddy Krueger film Nightmare On Elf Street. It’s also being reported that Orphan and Walking Dead writer David Leslie Johnson will pen the script for the new project. Elm Street was already rebooted once in 2010 with Jackie Earl Haley playing Freddy, but the film met with horrible critic and fan reviews.


A brand new full length trailer for the upcoming Vin Diesel film The Last Witch Hunter has just hit the web. The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder (Diesel), a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today Kaulder is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Queen Witch is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.

As many of you know, Warner Bros and director Steven Spielberg have been gearing up to adapt the popular novel Ready Player One into a feature film. Yesterday the studio officially announced that the film will hit theatres on December 15th 2017. The book is described like this: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

I know we’ve got a bunch of Bronies at the table, so you’ll all be thrilled to hear that Lionsgate and Hasbro are teaming up to bring a feature length My Little Pony movie to the big screen. Meghan McCarthy, fan-favorite writer and producer for My Little Pony animated series, is developing the script, which will be produced by Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures.

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