We’ve heard this rumor before, but now it’s official: director Josh Trank, who helmed the spectacular found-footage teenage superhero film Chronicle, is developing a reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise for 20th Century Fox. The news broke at CinemaCon, where Fox CEO Tom Rothman spoke to Collider about the project:
“Josh Trank, who did Chronicle, I think this has been reported, is gonna come on and work on a take, or a vision, that he has for it, so we’re very excited about that.”
So is Trank just working on the development process, or can we also expect him in the director’s chair?
“Well, I think there’s a possibility of [him directing]. I mean he’s gonna develop it now, and then it depends on the script.”
If you’ve seen Chronicle (and let’s be honest, you should have), then you know that Trank definitely has the ability to put together a solid, character-driven superhero film. Let’s hope that the end result of this project allows us to forget the previous Fantastic Four films.