Tag Archives: Joe Cornish
With Comic-Con in full swing, expect to be carried away like Noah's ark by the flood of superhero movie news, the tip of the iceberg being 20th Century Fox's triple announcement: two good, one bad.
According to Deadline, Fox has finally confirmed "Chronicle" director Josh Trank to reboot "Fantastic Four," while one of the studio's other big Marvel properties, "Daredevil," is now flying blind without attached director David Slade ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"). On the plus side, they've nabbed fan fav Joe Cornish of "Attack the Block" to direct "Rust," an adaptation of Royden Lepp's sepia-toned graphic novel which the studio purchased a year ago. Get More »
Not to make this sound like an autopsy, but how did a movie as fun, fresh and exciting as "Attack the Block" only bring in $5 million worldwide? The answer is simple: a bunch of people missed out on seeing one of their new favorite movies in theaters, but are about to get into it in a big way on Blu-ray and DVD.
This sci-fi action-comedy was written and directed by Joe Cornish, one-half of the British sketch duo "Adam and Joe" that stuck it to the likes of Steven Spielberg with parodies such as "Saving Private Lion." Ironically, Cornish would go on to cowrite "The Adventures of Tintin" for Spielberg (imitation = flattery = $$$). Get More »
At this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn proclaimed genre films "the new progressive cinema," according to Badass Digest. The man could be onto something.
All throughout this summer we've seen big tentpole action movies lob softball after softball at audiences, while little genre movies like "Black Death," "Hobo with a Shotgun" and "Trollhunter" have brought energy, excitement, and that special spark of life we call "fun" to the game.
Now another underdog champion is coming to rescue you from a summer of uninspired formula, and that movie is called "Attack the Block," written and directed by longtime Edgar Wright associate Joe Cornish. Get More »