Jean Grey rises in the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The crummy X-Men: The Last Stand gestured toward the iconic “Dark Phoenix Saga” from Chris Claremont’s run on the X-Men comics, with Famke Janssen’s Jean Grey turning vaguely evil and wearing a bunch of red clothing. But Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix—a sequel to Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse—has set itself up…

Simon Kinberg to direct Logan's Run remake, which could have a female lead

According to the project’s life-clock, it’s been two and a half years since there was any movement on that Logan’s Run remake. In November 2015, the production was still without a director, but X-Men: Days Of Future Past scribe Simon Kinberg was working on a treatment. At the time, Kinberg discussed the potential film…

Deadpool’s Tim Miller to take a stab at directing Neuromancer

It’s been more than a year since the surprise success of Deadpool made its director, Tim Miller, a notable Hollywood name, a year that’s seen him depart the film’s high-profile sequel, bounce between a few different projects, and even get involved with Sonic The Hedgehog. Now, per The Hollywood Reporter, Miller has…

Jessica Chastain in talks to play the villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Back in the day, superhero movies were such a hard sell that studios felt compelled to make them relatively “grounded,” usually by ignoring weirder aspects of a character’s origin or costume. But they’re are so common now that Fox is actually preparing to introduce the Shi’ar in the next X-Men movie. For those who…

Mutant-loving producer Simon Kinberg might direct the next X-Men movie

Simon Kinberg has been part of Fox’s X-Men franchise for a few years now, serving as a producer on every film in the long-running franchise since 2011’s X-Men: First Class. But despite suggestions that he might have stepped in to help finish Josh Trank’s ill-fated Fantastic Four, Kinberg has never directed a movie of…

Fantastic Four writer Simon Kinberg says the movie didn’t have the right “tone”

By most accounts, the latest Fantastic Four movie (like all of the previous ones) wasn’t very good. Director Josh Trank admitted as much when he said that the version he initially tried to make would’ve gotten better reviews, and Kate Mara—who starred in it—made it clear that she wasn’t really in any rush to see the…

That hypothetical Logan’s Run remake could become a hypothetical franchise

When Logan’s Run, the seminal 1976 science fiction classic, is ultimately remade for modern audiences, it may very well be a multi-film franchise, according to writer/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days Of Future Past). The original film—based on William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson’s 1967 novel set in the…

The Logan’s Run remake will give it one more go before it gets too old

It’s been a while since there was any movement on the Logan’s Run remake, with the last word coming in 2013. Back then, we reported that BioShock creator Ken Levine had been hired to write the script, but—in a move befitting the guy behind BioShock Infinite and its endless delays—we haven’t heard anything about it…

Vimeo short about space whales to become a major motion picture about space whales

Vimeo—the video-sharing service for people who are really into three-axis gimbal stabilizers, anamorphic flares, and Voigtlander Nokton lenses—is about as close as filmmaking’s tech side has to a social media hub, a bottomless archive of music videos, tech demos, and wedding-videographer reels, annotated with lengthy…