Tom Rothman Gives Updates On The Wolverine, Chronicle 2 And Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2

In an exclusive interview with Collider during CinemaCon, CEO of 20th Century Fox Tom Rothman spoke to them about a number of different projects at Fox, including a large portions of CBM’s. Check some exercepts out below and head to Collider to read the full interview, where he talks about The Hobbit, Life of Pi and Die Hard 5.

For Prometheus, there’s been a lot of talk about PG-13 or R.  So what do you think it’s gonna be?

I don’t know, but I do know this: it will be whatever is best for the film.  So I can assure the fans—I’m very aware of their concern—absolutely they can take it that the film will not be compromised either way.  So if that means that the film is R, then it’ll be an R.  If it’s PG-13, then it’ll be a PG-13, but it will not be compromised.  People can rest assured.

What’s going on with Daredevil?

It’s in development; we’re working on the script.

Fantastic Four?

Josh Trank who did Chronicle, I think this has been reported, is gonna come on and work on a take or a vision that he has for it, so we’re very excited about that.

So is he gonna be directing it?

Well, I think there’s a possibility of that.  I mean he’s gonna develop it now, and then it depends on the script.

One of the things that Chronicle did so well is that you did it at a limited budget but it had great production value and it looked fantastic.  Do you see any of the superhero films that you have coming in the future fitting in the model of Chronicle or do you envision these as more of the summer tentpole movies that require $150 million?

It’s horse for courses.  The answer is, I can’t answer that generally because it depends.  We were able to do that with Chronicle because it fit the concept of it perfectly.  You can’t do that with Prometheus or Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, so it depends.

Obviously you guys are gonna be filming The Wolverine in Australia…

Partially in Australia, partially in Japan.

I wanted to ask, how is that going?

It’s going very well, it’s going terrifically.  Hugh Jackman is finishing Les Miserables in London, we’re gearing up and prepping now.  We’ll shoot the stage work in Australia and the location work in Japan, and we’ll start casting in the next month or so.  There’ll be a lot of local Japanese talent in it.  This is also, again going back to what we talked about before, it’s a pretty original take.  It’s based on a very successful run in the comics, but it’s a true Wolverine movie, I mean this is the true berserker, bad ass Wolverine.

I loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  What’s the status of the sequel?

That’s very much on the tracks.  We’re developing a script.  Rupert Wyatt, who directed the first one, will direct the second one.  We’re pushing forward aggressively, so the script’s being written now.

Do you have an idea of a time frame you’d like to release it?

Yeah, I think it would make sense if we can, you know we serve no wine before it’s time, but the goal for us would be summer of 2014, if that’s possible.

What’s going on with the Chronicle sequel?

It’s in very active development.  I think you’ll see that sooner rather than later.

SOURCE: Collider

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