Chronicle Director Officially Doing Fantastic Four Reboot, Film Gets Writer
Young director Josh Trank really hit it out of the park with Chronicle. The found footage superhero movie earned both critical acclaim and financial success. Trank was instantly courted by studios and rumored for practically every comic book superhero property in any stage of production.
Well, speculation is over as he’s now officially signed on with 20th Century Fox to do the reboot of the Fantastic Four, previously ruined by Tim Story. Trank seems to have an understanding of what makes a good superhero film so the news comes as a relief to fans of Marvel’s premier family. The film will be written by untested (his IMDb page is literally blank) screenwriter Jeremy Slater.
In slightly related, and disappointing, news, David Slade is no longer attached to direct the Daredevil reboot. Slade previously directed Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night (and Twilight Eclipse, but we don’t really need to talk about that). This comes as a huge loss as the production as Slade seemed well suited for the property.