Josh Trank, the co-writer/director of 2012′s Chronicle, scored a major hit with that film’s ‘found footage’ take on the superhero genre. He’s been rewarded with the task of rebooting the Fantastic Four.
This will be 20th Centry Fox’s second attempt at launching Marvel Comics’ cosmic family into a successful movie franchise. Josh Trank will be assisted by producer Matthew Vaughn, a filmmaker who has some experience with comic book material: he directed both X-Men: First Class and Kick Ass.
Updates: 20th Century Fox is negotiating with Marvel to extend their rights to the Daredevil character, but part of the bargain would involve giving the Silver Surfer and Galactus back to Marvel. Perhaps Marvel wants to incorporate Silver Surfer into their upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie?
Only downside is, that would mean Galactus and his Silver herald would be unavailable for Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. | According to Cinema Blend, Fantastic Four will be released on March 6, 2015. The date puts the project in good company, with The Avengers 2 and the Justice League film both releasing in 2015 as well.
First time screenwriter Jeremy Slater has turned his draft of Fantastic Four to director Josh Trank and new producer Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class). Reportedly, they’re both very happy with it but that’s not stopping 20th Century Fox from tapping novelist/screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) for a rewrite, which has some fans concerned.
BREAKING NEWS: Chronicle actor Michael B. Jordan is reportedly in talks to play Johnny Storm AKA the Human Torch.