(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
2015 is already shaping up to be a pretty big year for film, with release dates already pencilled in for The Avengers 2, Justice League, Ant-Man, Star Wars: Episode VII, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
News this week confirms that Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot is set to join the already highly anticipated list, as it is given a 6th March, 2015 release date.
Titled The Fantastic Four, the film is already confirmed to have Chronicle director Josh Trank behind the camera with first-timer Jeremy Slater penning the screenplay.
Other details are practically non-existent at the moment, with no clues as to the plot or cast yet making their way online. But anything will be better than Tim Story‘s original Fantastic Four franchise though, right?
In other Fox news, it has also been announced that a number of their upcoming films will now be released in 3D, including The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monster.
As The Wolverine and Percy Jackson have already finished filming, we know that these two films will be post-converted, but there’s no word on whether the other two films will be shot in 3D or post-converted as well.
It was recently rumoured, however, that director Bryan Singer might shoot the X-Men sequel in 3D and at 48 frames-per-second, as hinted at by Ian McKellen a few months back after Singer took a pre-production trip to New Zealand where he hung out with The Hobbit director Peter Jackson.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, either way, but here’s a summary of Fox’s upcoming films from what we do know:
• The Wolverine – July 26, 2013
• Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – August 16, 2013
• Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – May 23, 2014
• X-Men: Days of Future Past – July 18, 2014
• The Fantastic Four – March 6, 2015