Josh Trank Wishes on a Red Star; Venom Can Wait!

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Mike Flanagan to Ring up Some Scare DaresThe thought of Chronicle director Josh Trank doing a movie based upon the monstrous creature known as Venom has had us giddy. However … it looks as if that project, should it even happen, will just have to wait!

According to Deadline Warner Bros has set Trank to direct The Red Star, an adaptation of a graphic novel that will be scripted by Jason Rothenberg. Since Chronicle‘s success Trank has been up for much bigger jobs. Among those conversations is the Fantastic Four reboot at Fox and the Spider-Man spinoff Venom at Sony Pictures. But The Red Star is the first one that has led to a deal for a film that has a writer working on the project.

The Soviet-themed sci-fi fantasy comic book series was picked up by Warner Bros after Universal let it go. Created by Christian Gossett, the comic is set in an alternate USSR where futuristic technology co-mingles with magical elements. The protagonist is a Red Fleet soldier who goes up against an ex-leader who rules with an iron fist.

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