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“Chronicle” director to take on graphic novel adaptation “The Red Star”


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Since the release of “Chronicle,” the rumor mill has been abuzz about the film’s director, Josh Trank, which is no huge surprise, seeing as he parlayed a $12 million film into an impressive $116 million gross. But now, his first post-“Chronicle” project has been made official, as he will direct the film adaptation of the graphic novel “The Red Star.”

Previously, Trank has been rumored to be considered for a number of superhero-based projects, including a rebooted “Fantastic Four,” as well as a “Spider-Man” spin-off focusing on the fan-favorite 1990s antihero “Venom.” But now, Deadline is reporting that Trank will be taking the director’s chair on a less well-known comic book property.

Originally written and drawn by Christian Gossett, “The Red Star” is set in a post-World War II USSR, where futuristic technology mixes with magic and sorcery. The series ran four volumes and also spawned a video game of the same name for PlayStation 2, PSP and the iOS. The book received rave reviews both for its original story and its use of mixing traditional pencils with computer-generated animation. Currently, the film is set to be scripted by Jason Rothenberg, who recently wrote the new “Twilight Zone” movie.

What do you think of Trank’s involvement with “The Red Star?” Will you head to the theaters for the alternate history Soviet tale? Tell us in the comments below.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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