The stars are aligning for the upcoming reboot of the 'Fantastic Four' franchise. First, the film found a young, hungry and talented director in Josh Trank, whose 'Chronicle' was one of the surprise hits of 2012. Then it landed a talented screenwriting team in Jeremy Slater and Michael Green. Of course, the whole thing has to actually work if it's going to be any good, but now we know how long these guys will have to make it work. The official release date for the new 'Fantastic Four' is...
'The Amazing Spider-Man' has cleared $150 Million domestically and $350 worldwide, which means that studios can feel safe about rebooting their superhero films. And with 'The Avengers' and Spidey kicking box office butt, Fox is looking to move forward on rebooting 'Fantastic Four' and 'Daredevil.'
Josh Trank has been one of the most buzzed about directors of late after his film 'Chronicle' made $63 Million (and more internationally). One would think directing a found footage film wouldn't lead to prestige, but 20th Century Fox was courting him for 'The Fantastic Four' reboot, and he was rumored to be heading up the Spider-Man spin-off 'Venom.' Now it looks like Trank is attached to yet another comic adaptation.
'Chronicle', the found-footage entry into the superhero genre, was a surprise critical and commercial hit for Fox earlier this year. The studio knew it had something special with 'Chronicle' and its director Josh Trank before the movie was released and discussions soon began about Trank working with Fox on rebooting one of their bigger-budgeted Marvel properties, 'Fantastic Four'. Now it looks like Trank will in fact work on a Marvel superhero film next but it won't be for Fox.