News: Chronicle Director Josh Trank Directing Fantastic Four & David Slade Drops Off Daredevil Reboot

Finally, some news away from San Diego Comic Con – Josh Trank, director of the superhero found footage flick Chronicle, will head the reboot to The Fantastic Four for Fox Studios. After initially being circled by Sony for their Venom feature, Trank has signed up to to bring Marvel’s first family to the big screen and will be working with writer Jeremy Slater to re-invigorate the franchise.

Chronicle was a good film, if a little predictable. That said, if Trank can bring that to his Fantastic Four then it should go a LONG way to eradicating the memories of Tim Story’s abominations. Remember Ioan Gruffudd’s twelve-year-old Reed Richards or Jessica Alba’s horrible blonde hair and crappy blue contacts for her Sue Storm? Yeah, me too. It still hurts now.

In other news, after a lots of talk David Slade has dropped out from making the new Daredevil. Slade, director of proto-The Girl With Dragon Tattoo feature Hard Candy, has cited scheduling conflicts due to filming the Hannibal pilot. Fox are pretty close to losing the rights to the character if they don’t get the film in production by autumn. They’re apparently happy with David James Kelly script, so expect an announcement very soon, that’s if they don’t want Marvel Studios to get ahold of another kick-ass Avenger.

Sources: /Film, JoBlo, Den Of Geek, Collider,

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One Response to “News: Chronicle Director Josh Trank Directing Fantastic Four & David Slade Drops Off Daredevil Reboot”

  1. rochpikey Says:

    I just want another Daredevil movie that is worthy of the name. But I really wouldn’t mind Marvel getting control of it if that means a story more close to the comics. We’ll have too see. Thanks for the update!

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