It’s no surprise that 20th Century Fox is all in for a Fantastic Four reboot.  If the studio doesn’t show it is in the process of making a new film, the rights revert back to Marvel/Disney, who would no doubt do something awesome with the franchise.  But the property is still at Fox, and the studio may have found a director.

According to Variety, Josh Trank, the director of the upcoming Chronicle movie, is in the studio’s sites.

Fox is high on “Chronicle” and would like to keep Trank in business with the studio, which has displayed confidence in the pic, offering exclusive footage during the NFL’s wild-card weekend after the pic’s trailer generated massive traffic online.

In case you were wondering, 20th Century Fox still owns X-Men, Daredevil, and Silver Surfer.

There is no word if the original cast would return in this reboot (not likely), but it would be interesting to see Chris Evans as Johnny Storm again (no it wouldn’t).

via Variety


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  1. So by Disney getting back the rights to FF and “doing something awesome with the franchise” do mean like when they changed Thor and the Asgardians from gods to aliens? Or instead of being a Natzi Red Skull was part of Hydra? Yeah that was awesome.

  2. If they are lucky enough to get the original cast back, for heavens sake, please don’t have Sue’s hair look like it did in the 2nd FF movie. I think Jessica Alba is hot … but I just couldn’t get past the lame blonde doo.

  3. Reed Richards and Doom were badly cast.
    I thought I was watching a movie made in a foreign country.
    Maybe this time they can find someone to write an actual script.
    (And, for the love of God, let’s not spend an hour explaining how they got their super-powers!)
    I’m looking forward to something FANTASTIC!

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