Fox, taking a page from Sony, is ready to re-boot ‘Fantastic Four’ something fierce. Since David Slade is out of ‘Daredevil’ and the X-movies will forever be precarious because of how much star power you have to pay for, ‘Fantastic Four’ looks like Fox’s best bet at keeping some Marvel Magic around. Heck, re-booting X-Men and Spider-Man worked, so let’s jut re-boot everything, right?
They’ve put Josh Trank, director of ‘Chronicle’ on the Fantastic Four reboot and now work is that Jeremy Slater has been added as a writer.
Slater has two specs under his belt and they’re well liked ones at that. ‘Tape 4′ is a Lovecraft movie that got picked up by Lionsgate and ‘My Spy” a teen spy comedy that landed at Universal.
But nothing that we’ve seen. It looks like Fox is going in two directions with this: cheap and genre. Which is good because the previous two Fantastic Four movies suffered from not taking themselves seriously.