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Film news: Fantastic Four reboot gets a director?

Josh Trank lands role in superhero reboot, following success of Chronicle

 

Film news: Fantastic Four reboot gets a director?

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Director of 2011's superhero success Chronicle is in line to direct the reboot of Marvel comics' Fantastic Four series.

Director Josh Trank scored a hit with his tale of three young men who discover they have special powers after an encounter with an alien artifact, and has been confirmed for a role on the FF reboot, although it has not been revealed whether he will direct the new movie.

"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," says Tom Rothman, the CEO of 20th Century Fox. "I think there’s a possibility of [him directing]. I mean he’s gonna develop it now, and then it depends on the script."

Trank had previously been linked to a Spiderman movie spin-off focusing on classic Peter Parker villain. The Fantastic Four tells the story of a group of scientists, Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm. However, in recent years, FF has come to stand for Future Foundation, with the comic book expanding its characters to include Spiderman, Dragon Man, Leech, Artie Maddicks, Doctor Doom and Franklin and Valeria Richards.

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