Several months ago it was rumoured that 20th Century Fox was in talks with Chornicle helmer Josh Trank for its planned reboot of Fantastic Four, but it’s only now that the studio has confirmed Trank has indeed signed up to helm the movie.
The idea is to give Fantastic Four a completely new tone and feel compared to their most recent film adventures, presumably taking them in the grittier direction of many recent superhero movies. Fox hopes to begin production on Fantastic Four after shooting wraps on two more superhero projects, The Wolverine and the X-Men: First Class Sequel.
In related yet opposite news, director David Slade has dropped out of the Fox’s Daredevil reboot. The studio is said to be keen on the screenplay, most recently worked on by David James Kelly, but the director couldn’t fit it into his schedule, due to his commitment to direct the Hannibal pilot. Fox has to get production started this fall, or they risk the rights reverting back to Marvel Studios. (Source: Deadline)