While it seems like the reboot of Daredevil may be going up in flames, 20th Century Fox finally has a break in the storm clouds as the a Fantastic Four reboot is finally starting to see the light of day. With a director now officially aboard, Fox is aiming for the family of superpowered heroes to be their next Marvel feature. And now, it seems the positive news will continue to flow as the studio has also gained a scribe for the upcoming film.
THR reports that writer Jeremy Slater is currently finalizing a deal that will put him as the scribe for Fantastic Four. He's likely to collaborate with just-signed director Josh Trank (Chronicle), and it's said that the film is being put on the fast track though it's unclear just when filming will begin next year.
The last Fantastic Four film was released in 2007, and starred actors Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, and Jessica Alba. This new feature will look to start the series on a clean slate for hopefully a more successful turn at the box office.
Both Slater and Trank and up-and-comers who are hoping to take the superhero world by storm, which Trank certainly began with his found footage hit Chronicle earlier this year. Since then, Trank has been attached to a number of projects in the genre includes a possible spin-off to The Amazing Spider-Man that focuses on the wall crawler's destructive villain Venom. Slater, meanwhile, has penned the script for the upcoming horror feature Tape 4 and the teen spy comedy My Spy.
Though still in early development, Fox really has high hopes for Fantastic Four. There is no word on plot nor villain yet, but make sure to check back as more information develops later on this year.