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Trank Directing RED STAR

Joshua Trank to adapt The Red Star comic.

By Jarrod Sarafin     March 19, 2012
Source: Deadline


Christian Gossett's THE RED STAR
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Ten days after Chronicle director Josh Trank was reportedly in the running to tackle a Venom movie, Deadline is reporting the director will indeed be tackling a comic adaptation. It just won't be connected to Sony's Spidey franchise in any way. The online trade reports that after sometime in development hell, Warner Bros. Pictures has tasked Trank with tackling a feature film based on Christian Gossett's series, The Red Star. Trank will be charged with working alongside writer Jason Rothenberg, the man currently fleshing out the story into script form.

Plot Concept: First published by Image Comics in 1999, the story is set in an alternate reality's Soviet Russia and blends technology and magic together within its storyline. The publisher describes the series as an epic battle in a world of militarized sorcery and monolithic technology, where -- unknown to all but a few -- the ghosts of old soldiers continue to fight alongside the living.

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wrrlykam 3/20/2012 7:12:21 AM

Darn! Thought Anne MacCaffry's Dragonrider series was being commissioned for a second.

monkeyfoot 3/20/2012 9:04:25 AM

Have never heard of it but looking it up it seems to be a well liked and especially well illustrated series. The plot described here reminds me of the Full-Metal Alchemist anime series. I'm curious as to what made him decide on this as his next project. It sounds like a heavy production design and FX job compared to Chronicle.

Wiseguy 3/20/2012 9:30:47 AM

Can't say that I'm excited for this but hopefully it'll be worth seeing.

With Russia becoming a bigger and more important movie market it'll be fun to see more films told with them as the central point. I normally rather have it be more US focused but Hollywood needs to throw other countries a bone more often. Well except for Canada....jk  jk my Canadian brothers

samurai1138 3/20/2012 5:46:45 PM

I got the graphic novels for this series at my local Value Village (Savers to you guys in the U.S) for 2 bucks each. Maybe i should actually read them?

ztigr 3/20/2012 7:18:30 PM

 sounds intriging

mtaffer 3/21/2012 8:17:32 AM

This is actually a good set of comics, very thought provoking and inventive.

If it's done right, it could be highly successful.

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