Josh Trank

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Josh Trank
Born Joshua Benjamin Trank
(1984-02-19) February 19, 1984 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 2007–present
Spouse(s) Krystin Ver Linden (m. 2013–present)

Joshua Benjamin "Josh" Trank (born February 19, 1984)[1][2] is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for his first feature, the 2012 film Chronicle, and the upcoming 2015 reboot Fantastic Four.

Career[edit]

Trank worked on the 2007 Spike TV drama The Kill Point as a writer, director and editor. In 2009, Trank edited the independent film Big Fan, starring Patton Oswalt. He was also credited as a co-producer and had a small acting role in the film.

In 2011, Trank directed his first feature film, Chronicle.[3] It was released on February 3, 2012 by 20th Century Fox and has grossed over $125 million worldwide.[4] Chronicle, made for a budget of $12 million, was received positively by critics, earning an 85% score on Rotten Tomatoes.[5]

With Chronicle released at the age of 27, Trank became one of the youngest directors to open a film at number one at the US box office. He is followed by Steven Spielberg (28, with Jaws) and James Cameron (30, with The Terminator).[6]

Since the release of Chronicle, Trank has been linked to Sony's Spider-Man spin-off, Venom,[7] Warner Bros.'s The Red Star,[8] and Sony's film adaptation of the video game Shadow of the Colossus.[9] However, Trank has since moved on from those film projects.[10][11][12]

On July 11, 2012, 20th Century Fox confirmed Trank to direct its 2015 reboot film Fantastic Four.[13][14] It is scheduled for an August 7, 2015 release.[15]

On June 4, 2014, it was announced that Trank would direct a stand-alone Star Wars film.,[16] but he left the project nearly a year later on May 1, 2015. Trank indicated this was a personal decision, but several outlets stated that he was dismissed from the project due to issues during production of Fantastic Four, primarily a lack of communication with the film's producers. Lucasfilm later decided to pursue another director for the Star Wars spin-off.[17] Trank told The LA Times in a interview that the reason he left the film was because he wanted to do something original and smaller-scale, due to the amount of online scrutiny he received during the filming of Fantastic Four.[18]

Personal life[edit]

In early October 2013, Josh married screenwriter Krystin Ver Linden.

Films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905–1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Familytreelegends.com
  2. ^ "'Chronicle' the No. 1 movie after a big viral push". Chicago Sun-Times. February 5, 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Q&A: Josh Trank, Director Of 'Chronicle' On The Origins of the Film, And More". Starpulse.com. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chronicle's Box office". 
  5. ^ "Chronicle on Rotten Tomatoes (2012)". 
  6. ^ "Weekend Box Office (February 3 – 5, 2012)". Boxofficeguru.com. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chronicle's Josh Trank Looks to Spit Some Venom". latimes.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ Fleming, Mike. "‘Chronicle’ Helmer Josh Trank Lands On ‘The Red Star’ At Warner Bros". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  9. ^ "Chronicle Director to Make Shadow of The Colossus Movie". IGN.com. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ Patten, Dominic (December 13, 2013). "Sony Sets Spider-Man Spinoffs ‘Venom,’ ‘Sinister Six’ With New "Franchise Brain Trust"". Deadline. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 4, 2014). "Andrés Muschietti to Direct ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ Adaptation for Sony". Variety. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ Wilding, Josh (September 4, 2014). "Mama Director Andrés Muschietti to Helm Video Game Adaptation Shadow of the Colossus". HeyUGuys. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Comic-Con: Fox Sets Reboots Of ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘Daredevil’ (Minus David Slade), Puts Joe Cornish On ‘Rust’". deadline.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Screenrant". Screenrant. 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  15. ^ Chitwood, Adam (November 12, 2013). "THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Moving to June 19, 2015; ASSASSIN'S CREED and SECRET SERVICE Pushed; SUSAN COOPER Dated for May 2015". Collider.com. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Star Wars - Tijdlijnfoto's". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  17. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/inside-a-star-wars-firing-792933
  18. ^ Rottenberg, Josh (June 4, 2015). "Josh Trank sets the story straight on why he left 'Star Wars'". LA Times. 

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