Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four is slowly moving forward with the news that Simon Kinberg has been hired to rewrite the script, according to Variety. He joins a growing list, as Jeremy Slater, Michael Green, Seth Grahame-Smith and T.S. Nowlin have all worked on previous drafts.
However with reports that it’s pretty close to shooting, it’s likely Kinberg is only doing a polish, perhaps bringing it in line with Fox’s other superhero movies. He’s certainly well placed for that, having worked on X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Josh Trank will be directing the Fantastic Four remake, which is bringing the Marvel comics family a complete overhaul from the Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer from a few years ago. Created in 1961 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the group includes the scientist Mr. Fantastic, his wife the Invisible Girl, her brother the Human Torch and the Thing.