War of the Worlds knocks out Fantastic Four

War of the Worlds is already making a servant of other movies. According to the Hollywood Reporter the Fantastic Four's opening date has been moved because of War of the Worlds. It was scheduled to open July 1st to take advantage of the holiday in the US, but now will be opening on the weekend of the 8th.

It seems that 20th Century Fox does not want their film going head to head with War of the Worlds, can not say I blame them.  Based on the Marvel comics, the "Fantastic Four" consists of Reed Richards, Sue Richards, Benjamin Grimm and Johnny Storm. They rocketed into space in an experimental starship, the first humans to attempt interstellar travel.

But a freak encounter with cosmic rays changed their lives forever, granting each unique powers. Now, they continue to challenge the unknown as the greatest team of superhuman adventures ever assembled.

Stephen Spielbergs War of the Worlds is a new film based on H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, has been put on a fast track for production,

War of the Worlds, which will feature complex computer-generated visual effects, has been put on a very fast track, with only 10 weeks of preproduction, the trade papers reported. DreamWorks and Paramount are co-financing the movie. Sources told the trade papers that the budget for the film could exceed $100 million.

War of the Worlds, a contemporary adaptation of Wells' classic Mars invasion novel, will have to be rushed to make its November start date and a 2005 release. David Koepp wrote the script; Kathleen Kennedy and Paula Wagner will produce, the trade paper reported.


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