While neither Dark Shadows nor Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter performed to expectations last year, Hollywood still loves writer Seth Grahame-Smith, and so Fox has asked him to come on-board their Fantastic Four reboot in order to polish the most recent script, written by Jeremy Slater, according to THR.
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four comic books debuted in 1961, featuring Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Sue Storm (The Invisible Girl), her brother Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), and Ben Grimm (The Thing), all of whom gain superpowers after being exposed to radiation during a space mission.
While the recent movies took a very popcorn, silly approach (which some liked but many didn’t), the new rendition, to be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), is said to have a more grounded, sci-fi approach that taps deeper into the comic book’s well of villains.
It isn’t known when it might shoot, with rumours suggesting it may be a while yet, with Fox wanting to make sure all the pieces are perfect before they go into production (not to mention they already have two X-Men movies lined up for release in the next 18 months).